TastingTable, the daily all-things-food email blast, is all over Jose Garces today. Though they give him props for his international stable of restaurants, the focus is not on his currently opened places like Amada, Chifa, or Distrito, but rather, on the yet to come: Whiskey Village. TastingTable divulges the recipe for the spicy pecans expected to be one of the bar snacks there. For the recipe, click on through the jump.
Village Whiskey’s Spicy Pecans
Recipe adapted from Jose Garces
Makes 4 servings
½ cup dry sherry
½ cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
½ cup water
1 tablespoon hot sauce, preferably Crystal brand
8 ounces blanched pecan halves
2 egg whites
1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a saucepan, bring the sherry, sugar, salt, water and hot sauce to a simmer. In a bowl, whip the egg whites until foamy.
2. Place the pecans in a medium bowl and add the sherry mixture; toss to coat thoroughly. Fold in the egg whites and drain off any excess liquid.
3. Spread the pecans on the prepared baking sheet and roast until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool, then serve.
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