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Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Stovetop Way}

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Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Stovetop via Wok}

Roasted Walnuts using a Wok via stovetop is quick and easy. Blanching the raw walnuts briefly before roasting them produces more refreshing and tastier walnuts. Simply add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper during the roasting to complement the flavor. Enjoy these naturally delicious roasted walnuts as a healthy snack alone, or add to your favorite salad or other food.

Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}
Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}

Walnut is an amazing superfood, especially benefiting brain health

Walnut is another superfood favored by Chinese culture and culinary arts since ancient times. People believe walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Experts also believe walnuts are rich in antioxidants, a super plant source of omega-3s, may decrease inflammation, promote a healthy gut, may reduce the risk of some cancers, just to name a few.

TCM {Traditional Chinese Medicine} also strongly believes walnuts promote brain health. Just look at the whole walnut, doesn’t it look like a miniature brain? LOL.

Roasted Walnuts Ingredients

Ingredients for Roasted Walnuts
Ingredients for Roasted Walnuts

You will need raw walnut halves, Himalayan pink salt, and freshly ground black pepper. I also recommend using a saucepan to blanch the walnuts briefly before roasting.

How to make Roasted Walnuts Quick and Easy?

See the Recipe for a detailed step-by-step. Here are the key highlights.

The first is to blanch raw walnuts briefly

The benefits are two folds, cleaning and getting rid of the potential bitterness.

Fill a 3 Qt. saucepan with 80% water, cover it with a lid, and bring it to a boil. As the water is boiling, add the raw walnut halves. Stir gently to mix them well with the water, add the lid back on and wait for it to reach the boil again.

Blanching raw walnuts before roasting
Blanching raw walnuts before roasting

When it does, turn off the heat and immediately remove the walnuts from the saucepan using a spider skimmer. Drain and place them onto a plate and set aside.

Remove blanched walnuts from the saucepan using a skimmer
Remove blanched walnuts from the saucepan using a skimmer

Roast blanched walnuts over stovetop in a wok

Turn the heat to medium-high and heat the wok for 2 minutes. Then turn the heat to medium and add the blanched walnuts into the wok, along with 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt and 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper.

Roasting Walnuts
Roasting Walnuts

Keep stirring, mixing, and folding for about 3 minutes. Then turn the heat to low, continue to stir, mix and fold for another 3 minutes.

All done! Remove the walnuts from the wok, and place them onto a bowl to cool down before storing them in an air-tight glass container. Enjoy a naturally yummy healthy roasted walnut.

Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}
Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}

Like healthy and nutritious nuts? Make sure you check out this tasty crunchy Pan Fried Peanuts {Chinese Style}. Once you have it at hand, don’t forget to make this well-liked Kung Bao Chicken {Family Style}.

Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}

Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Stovetop using Wok} Recipe

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Roasted Walnuts using a Wok  via stovetop is quick and easy. Blanching the raw walnuts briefly before roasting them produces more refreshing and tastier walnuts. Simply add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt andand freshly ground black pepper duringduring the roasting to complement the flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 250 Gram raw walnut halves, about 3 cups
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt, or salt of your choice
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2.5 Qt. water, for blanching

Instructions

    1. Fill a 3 Qt. saucepan with 80% water, cover it with a lid, and bring it to a boil, about 8 minutes.
    2. As the water is boiling, add the raw walnut halves. Stir gently to mix them well with the water, add the lid back on and wait for it to reach the boil again, about 1 minute.
      Blanching raw walnuts before roasting
    3. Turn off the heat and immediately remove the walnuts from the saucepan using a spider skimmer. Drain and place them onto a plate and set aside.
      Remove blanched walnuts from the saucepan using a skimmer
    4. Turn the heat to medium-high and heat the wok for 2 minutes.
    5. Turn the heat to medium and add the blanched walnuts into the wok, along with 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt and 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper.
      Roasting Walnuts
    6. Keep stirring, mixing, and folding for about 3 minutes. Then turn the heat to low, continue to stir, mix and fold for another 3 minutes.
    7. All done! Remove the walnuts from the wok, and place them onto a bowl to cool down before storing them in an air-tight glass container.
    8. Enjoy a naturally yummy healthy roasted walnut.
      Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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