Roasting pine nuts is a simple process that can enhance their flavor and texture. Here is a basic method for roasting pine nuts:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Spread the pine nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the pine nuts for about 5-7 minutes or until they turn light golden brown. Check them regularly to prevent burning.
- Once done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the pine nuts cool down to room temperature.
Note: You can also toast pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat. Simply add the pine nuts to the skillet and stir frequently until they are lightly toasted.
Roasted pine nuts can be used in a variety of dishes, such as salads, pasta, pesto, and other recipes. They can also be enjoyed as a snack on their own or mixed with other nuts and seeds.