CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Fisher® Nuts is partnering with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli to offer fresh twists on traditional holiday recipes this season. Guarnaschelli, a regular judge on Chopped and currently competing on The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, is sharing a variety of nut-inspired recipes and offering her own tips for cooking with nuts during the holidays and throughout the year. A nationally-recognized, award-winning executive chef at The Darby and Butter in New York, Guarnaschelli is also a mom who enjoys creating simple, yet appealing recipes, that don't require a lot of prep and ingredients.
"Fisher Nuts is the perfect ingredient for holiday cooking because it's so versatile," said Guarnaschelli. "I particularly like their Freshness Seal Bag -- it features a stand-up design and press-to-seal closure that locks in the freshness and preserves the flavor of the nuts after the bag has been opened. This way, your Fisher nuts will always be ready for the next recipe."
As Fisher's first official spokesperson, Alex has developed a series of exclusive recipes that will live on fishernuts.com. Additionally, she'll share tips on how at-home cooks can add simple ingredients like Fisher Almonds, Walnuts or Pecans to meals to easily create a chef-caliber dish. Guarnaschelli's tips include:
- Healthy Holiday Snack: Nuts add wonderful flavor and texture when mixed into recipes, but they can also be a healthy snack -- season nuts with a little cayenne and quickly roast them in a little olive or nut oil.
- Simply Delicious Dessert: For a great addition to your holiday dessert table, melt some sugar in a pan until golden brown and stir in some nuts. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet to cook and then break into pieces for a quick and simple nut brittle.
- Top off a Side Dish: Parsley and basil are great flavors to finish many holiday dishes. Try chopping parsley with some Fisher almonds for added texture and taste.
- Spruced-Up Spice Rub: For this year's holiday roast, try adding some ground nuts to the spice rub. The nuts can mellow some of the heat from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.
For more information on Fisher Nuts and to see more of Guarnaschelli's tips and recipes, visit www.fishernuts.com/alex.
About John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., (NASDAQ: JBSS), founded in 1922, is a leading processor, marketer and distributor of baking nuts, snack nuts and nut-based products that are sold in multiple distribution channels. Our products can be found under the Fisher Nuts, Orchard Valley Harvest and Sunshine Country brand names and a variety of private brands.
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