Saturday, December 12, 2009

Have You Tried Tabasco Pecans?

Tabasco pecans. . .
Simple. Quick. Savory. Low carb.
Perfect for frenzied people like myself.
Tabasco Pecans
2 lbs pecan halves
2 packets Good Seasons Italian Seasoning Mix
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
Worcestershire sauce
minced garlic
Kosher salt, pepper
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pan over medium flame.
Add pecans and stir.
Add a few jolts of Worchestershire sauce.
Sprinkle seasoning packets over pecans.
Add garlic last, if you're adding it, so it won't burn. I like lots, maybe 3 Tablespoons.
Add Tabasco to taste.
Salt & pepper.
Bake 30 minutes; stir every 10 minutes (or not at all, if you
are truly frenzied).
This recipe is a foodie version of the Homegirl who is looking out for you. She watches your back--and we need all the help we can get during the holidays. So while the pecans bake, you can take a few minutes to relax and let Homegirl do the rest.
The pecans add texture and a punch of flavor in salads. Add a dab of herbed cream cheese for little appetizers.They'd make a great coating for pork roast--or chicken.
What's your favorite way to use savory pecans? What about variations? Bourbon pecans, anyone?


  1. Yummm! Another winner! Now I need to go to the grocery store quick!

  2. Is it okay if I just munch on them while sipping on a Mint Julep or a Mojito? I'llwait a few hours though, it's only 7:30 am.

  3. Those sound really good and would make a perfect hostess gift for a friend.

  4. Gollum, those look and sound absolutely divine! I am a pecan junky. These wouldn't have a chance to make it into a dish because they would be gone the minute they came out of the oven. I really want to try this recipe! I know my husband would love them, too.

    There was a caterer here who used to make a fabulous pecan recipe that was like a sweet and spicy pecan. They tasted savory and sweet all at the same time. I have never had them before or since. She died about twenty years ago, and every time Christmas rolls around, I wish there was some way to find her daughter to see if she has that recipe. If I ever find it, I'll share it with you. In the mean time, I am definitely going to try these.

    We always had toasted pecans at Christmas at Mama's. She toasted hers with butter and salt. Additionally, people were always giving us their versions at Christmas which was a nice gift. I think some people used Worchestershire Sauce, too. You can put that on just about anything, and I will eat it. Whereas Daddy thought no meal was complete without a jolt of tabasco sauce. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing this. It's a definite keeper!


    Sheila (who also loves your tassel on your napkin!)

  5. Those look scrumptious!
    I made these cute little paper Christmas cones that I'm giving as party favors when my guests leave. Warm spicy pecans would be perfect for them to nibble all the way home!
    All Things Heart and Home

  6. The pecans look and sound so good. I would have to go light on the Tabasco tho, as I can't handle much heat. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have everything to make them except for the Tabasco and garlic - will add to my grocery list.
    Thanks for stopping by, and reading along.

  7. oh my you are getting a in a real cooking jag now! nice to see you back in action~

  8. Simple and delicious...great combination. The new photos are wonderful!


  9. I suspect that you met that last book deadline :-). I love to have you posting you gorgeous creations more often. These, by the way, sound delicious.

  10. These sound delicious! I love pecans...any way. I'm so glad I found your blog ~ it is wonderful. I'm very new to this blogging world and I'm thoroughly enjoying visiting others. Thanks for sharing all the goodies!

  11. Oh my, I can't wait to try these savory pecans. I have more of a salt tooth than a sweet tooth so these are perfect. And what lovely little gifts they will make.

  12. You have a talent for your photos....everything looks so delicious. I'll have to try these pecans for sure.

  13. This sounds wonderful...will try it next weekend for our open house...How is your Mother ? well I hope..thanks for sharing...Pat H

  14. Ooh, what a great recipe! I'll be trying this for sure!

  15. They look wonderful! Is it wrong that I want to dive into every photo you post?

  16. Love them! I am gonna have to steal this recipe. My daddy loves pecans!

  17. I think I will try these this very week. Yum!

  18. What a treat this is. I like savory better than sweet although I do love sweet. This would be a healthier choice.

  19. You are making me hungry. Those pecans would be a great foodie gift. I love that napkin ring.

  20. Girrrrrl, I am going to make up a batch of those tomorrow! YUM! THX for sharing!

  21. Made em. Blogging about them. Giving you link love. And a scowl when I stood on the scale....

  22. This pecans are the PERFECT additional (along with Tabasco BBQ and Tabasco chicken wings and Bloody Marys with Tabasco!) for my Saints Super Bowl party!! WHO DAT?!?

  23. These spicy nuts sound delish! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.