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Roasting Macadamia Nuts

Store the macadamia nuts in a cool place until youre ready to use them. A heavy plastic bag will prevent nuts from reabsorbing moisture. You can crack the nuts and store the meats in a tightly sealed container in your refrigerator. The nuts store well, are tasty, and ready to eat. However, you may prefer them roasted. To roast your macadamia nut meats !reheat your oven to ""# $ "#% degrees &. !lace nut meats in a shallow pan, no more than two deep. You may want to sprit' the nuts with salt water (ust before you put them in the oven to give them a light, salty taste. )oast pieces that are similar in si'e at the same time. Avoid roasting small meats and half pieces with larger whole nuts. They will roast unevenly and possibly scorch the large nuts. )oast the nuts for *% to *# minutes or longer, stirring occasionally. +atch them carefully. They can scorch ,uickly. )emove from the oven as soon as they begin to turn brown since the browning process will continue a short while after you remove them from the oven. Allow to cool immediately to stop the roasting process. Since there are variation in nuts, oven temperatures, etc., it is best to monitor the process closely and ad(ust your times and temperatures to produce the color, flavor and te-ture to satisfy your taste. .nce you have removed the nuts from the oven, you may want to stir with dab of butter or naturally flavored oil, or a sprinkle of salt to flavor. Serve hot or cool, or store in a tightly sealed container in your refrigerator. /acadamia nuts are the premier nuts of the world. 0n(oy. 111111111111111111111111111111111111 How to Toast /acadamia 2uts 3. Set the nuts in a pan. !lace the shelled macadamia nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. You can also toast the macadamia nuts in a frying pan over medium heat. 4o not grease either the baking pan or frying pan or sprinkle salt over the nuts. Toasting macadamia nuts bring out their sweet buttery taste. 5. 6ook the nuts. The oven will need to be preheated at 3"# degrees. .nce the oven is ready, set the shallow baking pan with the shelled macadamia nuts inside. 7et them cook for 3 to # minutes. Halfway through the toasting, either stir the nuts with a spoon or give the baking pan a shake or two. This will keep them from cooking too much on one side. This also goes for toasting the macadamia nuts in a skillet on the stove. #. Take them out of the oven. .nce you can start smelling the toasted macadamia nuts or they have achieved an even golden brown on all sides, take them out of the oven. 8f left in the baking pan or skillet they may continue to brown. You can pour the nuts into another pan to cool. 11111111111111111111111111111111111 *. !reheat the oven to 39# &. ". Scatter the raw macadamia nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet.

3. 4ry roast the nuts for *% to *# minutes at 39# & until lightly browned and fragrant. 5. )emove the pan from the oven and let the macadamia nuts cool completely to crisp. #. Store in an airtight container in the free'er for long$term storage. 11111111111111111111111111111111111111

Processing Macadamia Nuts at Home


1. To roast macadamia nuts, place dried kernels in the oven at 275 F for 2030 minutes. Wire screen tra!s are "est for the roastin# process, "ut a "akin# sheet can "e used if the kernels are stirred periodicall!. $heck the color development as the roastin# pro#resses, and roast to the desired #olden color. 2. For salted macadamia nuts, coat the roasted kernels ver! li#htl! %ith a small &uantit! of salad oil. 'ppl! the desired amount of salt and stir to distri"ute the salt evenl!. (lace the nuts in a )ar to protect them from pickin# up moisture. *f the! are not to "e consumed soon, the! ma! "e kept fro+en for up to a !ear.