Well, I may have been raised in Northern California and pronounce ‘pecan’ like ‘pee-kahn’ but I still appreciate a good old slice of traditional Southern style pecan pie.
Yes, I’ve got a strange vocabulary mix, by the way. So, for the record, I love ‘Carra-mel’ candies, I drink ‘Soda,’ and I drizzle ‘Sear-up’ over my pancakes. Let’s move along now…
Nuts About Pecans!
Pronunciation confession aside, I love pecans. Pecans are incredibly versatile nuts! You can coat them in sugar and cinnamon, or turn them into delicious little bars with shortbread crusts. For the holiday season I’ve been collecting highly-praised pecan related recipes to try, and just in case you’re a pecan aficionado, I figured I’d share the links. I’ve organized these pecan based recipes, by course.
Here are some fabulous Cinnamon Sugar Pecans. Just as the blogger mentions, they are a pleasant and tasteful reminder that it’s currently Fall, and Christmas is a few weeks away. Her recipe gets a 5.0 rating from 21 reviewers, and only takes 10 minutes to prep. I’m sold!
Got any salmon? We usually pick up salmon at Costco, whenever we happen to be in Dallas. Next time we bring salmon back to Altus, I want to try this Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating. I’m hungry just reading about it.
You can also give these Honey Pecan Pork Chops a shot. They’re supposedly awesome, and “unbelievably easy to make.”
For something a bit lighter, here’s a beautiful Spinach Salad with Peaches and Pecans. I must say though, good luck finding fresh peaches. I’ve had problems finding limes in this town! Limes!
These Classic Pecan Pie Bars take about an hour and a half to make, (15 minutes of prep time), and get an excellent rating with 67 reviews.
Over at Genius Kitchen they’ve got a highly rated Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie recipe that at least 166 people have tried and loved. As a beginner, I will probably start with this one.
I hope you realize that it’s time to add pecans to your grocery list!
If you need your pecans cracked or shelled, you can count on Mike and Tara Turner at T Bar M Farms LLC. Get your pecans to them this weekend if you need them processed in time for Thanksgiving!
T Bar M Farms LLC charges 40 cents per lb to crack pecans, and 65 cents per lb to shell pecans, with a 95% clean rate.
You can call them at: (580) 481-8840