Marcona Almonds w/ Rosemary

May 2, 2011 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.

True Marcona Almonds are grown only on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.  They're shorter and flatter than California almonds, with a distinctive flavor and a light, crunchy texture. We've taken that flavor profile a step up by adding whole dried rosemary to the mix.  The nuts are roasted in expeller pressed sunflower oil, dusted with sea salt and sprinkled with whole rosemary.  They're a real treat. You can use them in recipes (just the thought of Green Beans Rosemary Marcona Amandine makes us smile), present them as an hors d'oeuvre or eat them right out of the bag.  They're excellent with a glass of crisp white wine – perhaps a Sauvignon Blanc or Côtes du Rhône.  We've found them to be quite addictive; you may want to err on the side of caution and have several bags on hand in case of emergencies.  And napkins.  You'll need napkins. Trust us on this one.

We haven't seen Rosemary Marcona Almonds anywhere but Trader Joe's. In fact, we haven't seen any Marconas in most markets – when you can find them, though, they tend to be very expensive.  At Trader Joe's, we have them at a great price. We're selling Rosemary Marcona Almonds in six ounce bags for the terrific everyday price of $4.49 each.

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