A taste of summer


summer spicy nut mix

Photograph: Jason Lowe

It was a stomach-rumbling job putting together this year’s summer brochure, so tempting were the photographs of Head Chef Stewart Turner’s dishes. We’ve persuaded him to part with three simple, delicious recipes. To kick off, try this easy nut mix (just right with a chilled glass of Fino).

This moreish nut mix is a staple of my store cupboard, a great nibble to have on hand for any surprise visitors or just to crack open with a pre-dinner drink.

Spicy nut mix
  • 100g cashew nuts
  • 100g hazelnuts
  • 100g almonds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary leaves – picked and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Toast the nuts for about 10 minutes until nice and golden then mix in the honey along with the rest of the dry ingredients and toast for a further two minutes. Finally, mix in the oil, leave to cool and transfer to an air-tight container.