Miss Jolie Ann
Spicy Toasted Pecans
Yields 2.5 cups
3 tbsp organic butter
1/2 tsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce (try Annie's brand)
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp organic black pepper
1/4 tsp organic sea salt
2.5 cups organic pecan halves (about 10 oz.)
Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375 degrees
Melt butter in a sauce-pan over moderate heat, then stir in the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, pepper and salt. Remove pan from the heat and add the pecans, tossing to coat well.
Spread pecan mixture in one layer on a baking sheet or shallow baking pan. Bake until fragrant and a shade darker, about 8-10 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature. Once cooled they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.