When chef Matt Abdoo from barbecue restaurant Pig Beach in Brooklyn stopped by our Test Kitchen for a Facebook Live, he let us in on some exciting new menu items, one of which is a house-made smoked almond butter. Immediately, we were sold.
This "tastes like bacon, but in a good way" spread is the best thing to happen to nut butters since, well, sliced bread.
The smokiness changes the spread into something completely new and fun, and elevates anything you would normally put almond or other nut butters on. Try it in pad Thai or alongside quality preserves for a grown-up PB&J; maybe even add it to a grilled cheese. Even straight from a spoon this spread is a delicious choice.
To learn more, read “Almond Joy.”
Smoked Almond ButterRecipe adapted from chef Matt Abdoo, Pig Beach, Brooklyn, NY
Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus 1 hour smoking time
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 10 minutes, plus 1 hour smoking time