If you're looking for a holiday snack that's not sugary or eggy, this is for you. Thanks to my dear friend, Kay, for sharing her recipe.
1-1/2 lb. pecan halves
1/2 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 tsp. soy sauce
1-1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. Tabasco sauce (or more)
Preheat oven to 300 deg. F.
Combine all ingredients in a large metal pan, like a lasagna or jelly roll pan. Stir well to coat the pecans, and spread them evenly in the pan.
Bake for 20 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven and scoop the pecans out onto paper towels.
When completely cool, store in an airtight container.