While roasting pinon nuts in the microwave is not recommended, it is possible to do so if you are short on time. Here's how you can do it:
- Fresh pinon pine nuts
- Place the pinon pine nuts in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate.
- Microwave the nuts on high for 30 seconds.
- Remove the plate from the microwave and stir the nuts.
- Return the plate to the microwave and microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Repeat the process of microwaving and stirring the nuts until they are roasted to your desired level of crispiness. This typically takes 2-3 minutes in total.
- Once the nuts are roasted, remove the plate from the microwave and let the nuts cool for a few minutes before serving.
While microwaving pinon pine nuts is faster than roasting them in the oven, it can result in uneven roasting and may not produce the same depth of flavor as oven roasting. It's also important to note that microwaving nuts can cause them to become very hot, so handle them with care to avoid burns.