A sweet and spicy appetizer or snack recipe made with crunchy mixed nuts and smoky chipotle chili powder. You can't stop eating these. Perfect for sneaking into the movie theater.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT today, my friends! Today I am celebrating the release of a MOVIE that I wrote. It is called "12 Feet Deep" and it stars Nora-Jane Noone (The Descent), Alexandra Park (The Royals), Diane Farr (American Romance), and Tobin Bell (SAW - Jigsaw himself!). Happy Day! Exciting! I'm super pumped to share this news with the world.
I know you guys all KNOW I'm a crazy chilehead, spicy food lover, jalapeno maniac and all that, but did you know that I am also a writer? Yep. This will be my 3rd film released and I have to say that this is THE BEST MOVIE I have ever written. At least I think so. It's already getting some good reviews, like this one from JoBlo.com, who gave it an 8/10 score, and they're pretty darned tough on movies. They said "12 FEET DEEP is a very solid little thriller, and I found watching it to be a great way to spend 85 minutes." Here is the link to the movie review: http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/12-feet-deep-trapped-sisters-movie-review-444.
What's the movie about? Here is the description: "Inspired by true events, sisters Bree and Jonna get trapped beneath the fiberglass cover of an Olympic sized public pool after it closes for the holiday weekend. They find themselves at the mercy of the night janitor, Clara, who sees the trapped sisters as an opportunity to solve a few problems of her own."
Check out the poster. Doesn't it rock? I am going to hang this in my office.
This is a crazy world, right? I mean, I have a new movie released! It's a thriller, a little bit horror, fairly dark overall, but hopefully it is something you will check out. If you like it, maybe you can give it a review? It's ONLINE only, streaming, and I will include links at the end of the post to where you can rent it, but right now it's available at Amazon, Vudu, iTunes and more.
Now, while you're getting ready to watch my new movie, you'll be needing some SNACKS to bring with you. I have just the thing. Smoky Spiced Nuts. Yes! Don't these look great? Yum!
They're crunchy, smoky, spicy, easy to grab and just on the right side of addictive, so beware.
No need to go for candy, though popcorn is absolutely welcomed if you'd like to pop up a fresh batch of it. Make some for me. But this recipe is perfect for a late night movie watching binge. I've included 3 cups of nuts for you and your viewing partner, but this recipe very easily scales up or down. It's simple to make, too. Basically toss the nuts with seasonings and whipped egg whites, then bake until they're nicely browned.
For the seasoning, I'm using chipotle powder, which brings in the smoky element, along with ghost pepper powder for HEAT, sugar for sweet, cinnamon and salt. If ghost powder is too hot for you, go with cayenne, which still has a nice level of heat. Also, other chili powders work great here. I have a smoky chipotle-morita blend that works nicely for this recipe as well. Check out the recipe below and get ready to watch a movie! I hope you enjoy the nuts AND the film. Drop me a line and let me know what you think!
Here are links to view "12 Feet Deep".
Smoky Spiced Nuts - Recipe
- 3 cups mixed raw nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts)
- 1 tablespoon smoky chipotle chili powder
- 1 teaspoon spicy cayenne powder (or try ghost powder for extra heat!)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 small egg white
- Mix together the chili powders, sugar, cinammon and salt in a small mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until nice and frothy.
- Add the nuts and spice mixture to the egg whites and mix well. Be sure to coat all the nuts.
- Spread the nuts over a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes at 300 degrees F, or until they are nicely browned.
- Remove from heat and cool.
Enjoy with Mike's movie! Thanks for all the support!