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Masala Pecans

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Photo: Ajna Jai / Contributor 

The pecan is the only tree nut native to America and was a popular part of the native American diet. The word pecan is derived from ‘Algonquin’, meaning a ‘nut that needs a stone to be cracked’. Like walnuts but with a slightly higher fiber content, pecans are readily available here in Texas and make for a great healthy snack, with either an afternoon chai or an evening martini. Here is a simple way to coat a masala, spice blend, on the pecans for added flavor. To keep the integrity of the spices and keep the pecans crisp and delicious, keep the oven temperature low and cook them for a long time, using residual heat to finish cooking them.

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