Sichuan Pepper & Five Spice Nut Mix Recipe

By Recipe by Jessica Brook & Photography by Chris Court

Sichuan Pepper & Five Spice Nut Mix Recipe

The perfect dish to add some crunch to your next Asian banquet. The honey adds a delicious sweetness, the chillies add some heat and the delicious mix of spices make this an unbeatable side. 

Sichuan Pepper & Five Spice Nut Mix Recipe

Makes 3 cups

  • 1⁄2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp salt flakes
  • 1⁄2 cup store-bought crispy fried noodles
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 whole dried chillies

 

How to make this Sichuan Pepper & Five Spice Nut Mix Recipe:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced). Place the peppercorns in a food processor and then process until crushed. Transfer to a large bowl with the nuts, sesame seeds, Chinese five spice, cumin, coriander, honey, sesame oil and salt. Toss to coat.

2. Place on a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Add the noodles, cranberries and chillies, toss to combine, and then cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Allow to cool and serve.

 

TIP: Store an airtight container for up to a month.

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