You are here: Home » Recipes » Sweet and Spicy Asian Pecans Sweet and Spicy Asian Pecans Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 16 servings You can use pecans, cashews, walnuts or any mix of nuts for this recipe. PrintEmail Combine nuts that are roughly the same size, so they are cooked at the same time. Chinese five spice powder can be found in many supermarkets and Asian stores. It contains cinnamon, star anise, black pepper, ginger and fennel seeds. You can substitute curry powder or garam masala, Indian spice mixtures. Ingredients 2 tablespoons peanut or olive oil4 cups pecan halves1/4 cup light brown sugar1 1/2 tablespoons Chinese five spice powder1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce2 tablespoons white or black sesame seeds1 cup chopped dried fruit, optional Instructions Heat the oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add the pecans and cook, stirring often, about 1 minute. Add the sugar, five spice powder and cayenne pepper. Continue to cook, stirring, 2 minutes until the sugar turns to caramel and the nuts are fragrant. Remove the pan from the heat, continue to stir a few minutes while adding the soy sauce, sesame seeds and dried fruit, if using. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.