Asian Inspired BBQ Snack Mix:
I will admit I love “bar” food. In fact, a lot of my appetizer and snack recipes often are inspired by said “bar” food. Take these Keto Sausage Bites for example. They were inspired by some of my favorite English and Irish style pubs. Even these Grilled Firecracker Wings will give any “bar” wing a run for its money! This week’s Asian Inspired BBQ Snack Mix was inspired by this week’s tiki themed drink, The Grog Cocktail. The Asian style BBQ flavors are fun, spicey, a little sweet, and smokey too. You can easily make this on your grill or in your oven. Plus, there is bacon. Are you sold yet? Cool. Find the full recipe for this Asian Inspired BBQ Snack Mix below and read on for preparation tips and tricks!
- Baking Sheet or Foil Pan (if using the grill)
- Parchment paper
- Liquid Measuring Cup/ Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Rubber Spatula
This recipe is really easy to prepare. It takes a small amount of cooking time because you have to cook the bacon first prior to roasting the nuts. However, the bacon is ALWAYS worth it, so have some patients and drink a Grog Cocktail while you wait. After the bacon is done cooking, drain the fat and place on a paper towel. Slice the bacon into strips or pieces about a 1/2″ thick. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, the coconut aminos (sub with soy sauce), sriracha, worcestershire sauce, cayenne, Monk Fruit Sweetener (or sub with other low carb sweetener, honey, or even regular sugar if you include this in your diet), and liquid smoke (optional if baking). Mix until combined. Toss the nuts and sliced bacon pieces into a mixing bowl and coat in the butter mixture. Place on a parchment paper baking sheet or foil pan (for the grill) and spread them out evenly on the pan. Bake or grill on indirect heat for about 30 minutes. I like to stir about halfway through. Top it off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired and allow it too cool to room temperature. Place in a bowl and serve with any of your favorite Bon Appeteach “Book Club” cocktails (but I highly recommend The Grog Cocktail with this snack).
Obtained using My Fitness Pal. I am not nor do I claim to be a nutritionist, so it is important to always verify the nutritional information as brands vary. I work hard to always provide the most accurate information as possible in hopes of making this easier for you, my readers! Nutritional information will vary depending on the type of nuts you use. This is based on a 1/2 cup serving of mixed nuts.
Asian Inspired BBQ Snack MixPrint Recipe
- 3 cups Nuts (choose what fits your diet - I like a mixture of peanuts, cashews, almonds, and walnuts)
- 8 Slices, Thick Cut Bacon (plus extra to eat... because bacon)
- 2 tbsp. Butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos (can substitute with soy sauce)
- 1 tsp. Sriracha Sauce
- 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
- 1 tbsp. Low Carb Sweetener (Sub with honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar if desired)
- Sesame Seed (optional for garnish)
Begin by baking the bacon (or grilling if desired). Cook for about 30 minutes on 350 degrees F in the oven or on indirect heat on the grill.
Once bacon is cooked, drain the grease and place on a paper towel. Slice the bacon into half inch sized pieces and set aside.
In a small liquid measuring cup, melt the butter. Mix in the worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos, sriracha, sweetener, liquid smoke (optional), and cayenne. If using raw nuts, add a little salt too if desired. Mix well.
In a mixing bowl add the diced bacon, the nuts of choice, and the butter mixture. Fol everything together until it is well coated.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a foil pan if grilling) and place the mixture out onto a pan in a neven layer. If adding sesame seeds, sprinkle some over the mixture at this point in the process to help them stick.
Bake or grill (on indirect heat) at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Stir and bake again for another 10-15 minutes or until the coating is dry.
Remove from the grill or oven and allow it to cool. Snack away!