Hickory smoked almonds make for a great snack around the house, prefect appetizer for the game day party or tailgating and or even make for a great DIY gift around the holidays.
How To Smoke Almonds
This may be one of easiest recipes for smoking ever. These are going to be cold smoked almonds, which means no fire or charcoal to speak of and is even easier than Cold Smoked Cheese, because you don’t have to worry about the cheese possible getting too soft or melting.
What you are going to want is a smoke tube. Smoke tubes are perfect for cold smoking anything. Smoke tubes are a great accessory if you don’t have a smoker and want some smoke flavor added to your grilled food. I bought this one and it has absolutely done the trick for me when I am cold smoking.
Whether you are smoking almonds or cheese and you plan on using a tube, take a look at Cameron’s pellets. They sell in pint size containers, perfect for a whole smoke tube and offer some great variety packs.
For this smoke, a full tube give you about 5 hours of smoke, you will only need about 2 hours of smoke on these, so fill about 1/2 tube on this. You can lay the raw almonds out a couple of ways, one method is in a foil pan/tray. The other option and will help get a little more smoke on the almonds is to put them on a cooling rack, that way you get a little more smoke all around the almonds. The cooling rack will only work if your grates are small enough and the almonds do not fall through. A grilling basket will help achieve a similar result as well.
Now that you have the almonds laid out, all you need to do it let them get some smoke on them. If you do not have a single layer of almonds, you may want to stir them about an hour in and get the ones on the bottom up to the top.
After about 2 hours, you will be good to go. It is that easy and now you have some natural smoke on the almonds. Once done, go ahead and start snacking. These will also make for great and simple gifts around the holidays. You can get them in a simple mason jar, throw a ribbon on them and you have a tasty but yet simple gift.
Hickory Smoked Almonds Wrap Up
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- 12 oz. of almonds
- Lite a smoke tube, filled with hickory pellets
- Place the almonds in a foil pan or on a cooling rack and place in the smoker
- Let smoke for 2 hours. If almonds are layered, stir half way through to move the bottom almonds up to the top
- Remove after 2 hours and serve
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g