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Recently, I received a package of pecan halves from the Pecan Store. While they sell a nice assortment of pecans including Praline, Chocolate Covered, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Toffee, and Arizona Brittle - just to name a few - they sent me pure, unadorned pecans. This opened up the possibilities on how I could use them.
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I decided to make toasted pecans! I combined some of my favorite spices - cumin, shallot salt - with butter, Worcestershire sauce and minced garlic to season them. They turned out really tasty! I even tossed some on to my salad with dinner tonight for an extra bit of crunch. Yum!
The Pecan Store is located in Arizona which is not where you'd expect to find pecan orchards! They have over 6,000 acres of pecan trees and are the largest growers of pecans in the world. Even if you are not in Arizona, you can have these fresh, delicious pecans shipped right to your doorstep! If you do, you'll find that the also have quite an assortment of products to choose from such as Arizona Herbal Spice Dip Mix which has a mix of dill, parsley, celery, onion and spices - all you do is add it to sour cream and mayo for a quick and easy dip to share with family and friends. They also have bread mixes, honey butters and BBQ sauce!
Head on over to see what they are up to at the Pecan Blog they not only share interesting bits of history on pecans over there, but also recipes and videos they find where people are using pecans to make creative dishes.