Dave’s Burning Nuts from Dave’s Gourmet
Tonight, Zach is working on building a menu based on the theme of heat. We are having a dinner and (slightly overdue) housewarming party soon for our friends and family, and it’ll be called, “Can You Beat the Heat?” The hottest pickled vegetables in the world (recipe here) are waiting in the refrigerator, and we’ve been collecting sauces and extracts to help develop more menu items. Driving from our weekend covering Vegas Uncork’d, we stopped at the Alien Fresh Jerky Store and picked up Dave’s Burning Nuts for inspiration. These rank half-way up Dave’s heat meter, and that’s more than enough for August. Spiced with habanero chili, this is the most popular snack from Dave’s Gourmet. Salty, savory, and obviously spicy, with a light smokiness and mild garlic and onion notes, these are not just hot peanuts but gourmet hot peanuts, for sure.