This is one of my all time favorite spices! Chinese five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns; it adds subtle flavor to these pistachios. Look for it in the spice section at the market or with other Asian ingredients. Omit the added salt if you use salted pistachios.
1 tablespoons orange juice
2-3 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or 1 tsp tamari
¾ to 1 cup unsalted pistachios or almonds or any nut or seed of choice
1 tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
You can make this with most any variety of nut. Experiment to see which is your favorite!
Adapted from EatingWell: November/December 2010