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I have two and a half pounds of roasted, salted cashews that I need to use up! Does anyone have a favorite cashew-heavy recipe?

asked by Alyssa 10 months ago

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creamtea
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added 10 months ago

Cashews freeze very well. You could freeze some in ziploc bags and use the remainder in recipes. A recipe search for "cashew" on F52 showed many pages of recipes, (some are for raw cashews, but you can probably adapt) here are some results. I stuck to F52-ers that I recognized or recipes that have Wildcard or Community Pick or other recognition: https://food52.com/recipes..., https://food52.com/recipes..., https://food52.com/recipes..., https://food52.com/recipes... (note the comments section, wherein someone stated that they used roasted, salted cashews), https://food52.com/recipes... (salted cashews ok), https://food52.com/recipes... (you might reduce one of the salty components like the soy sauce or increase some of the blander ingredients since this recipe, as written, only serves two).

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Nancy
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added 10 months ago

Also:
chicken and cashews (American chinese dish with brown or garlic sauce);
chicken cashew curry;
chocolate bark with cashews & dried fruit of your choice;
cashews dipped in melted chocolate;
homemade cashew butter.

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AntoniaJames
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added 10 months ago

This broccoli, cashew and brown rice pilaf, from an early Julie Sahni cookbook: https://tinyurl.com/SahniCashewPilaf

Also, I make these cashew date balls on a regular basis: https://food52.com/recipes... I don't add as many sesame seeds as called for (and toast them first), and I don't add the almond butter; I usually substitute dried cherries for about a third of the dates, and always use unsulphured apricots, to cut the sweetness. They make a terrific breakfast on mornings when I work out at the gym first thing. They're great with toasted walnuts, too, when you run out of cashews. ;o)

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foofaraw
added 10 months ago

Vegan recipes use lots of cashews for dairy replacement. If your cashew is already salted, then you probably leaning towards savory recipes:
cashew lasagna http://ohsheglows.com/2011/11/07/vegan-lasagna-with-basil-cashew-cheeze/
cashew alfredo https://minimalistbaker.com/30-minute-cashew-alfredo/ ; http://veggieandthebeastfeast.com/2014/09/08/vegan-pumpkin-alfredo-linguine/

There is also some sweet recipes:
cashew cheesecake http://thegreedyvegan.com/cashew-cream-cheesecake/ http://siftandwhisk.com/blog/strawberry-vanilla-bean-raw-vegan-cheesecake/
cashew popsicles https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/vegan-chocolate-fudge-popsicles/

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Lost_in_NYC
added 10 months ago

Alex Stupak's Smoked Cashew Salsa (but you can skip the 'smoked' part if too much)

A mix of roasted cashews, roasted peanuts, roasted almonds mix with some neutral oil and season with red chili powder, cumin, lime zest or citric acid and you have a spicy, tangy nut mix!

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Mirella
added 10 months ago

Alton Brown's recipe for Granola from Good Eats. Delicious.

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Jennifer
added 10 months ago

You could make cashew butter. Just need a food processor, or a vitamixer.

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BerryBaby
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added 10 months ago

My favorite way to use salted cashews? Melt dark chocolate, stir in nuts, place big tablespoons of chocolate covered nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet and place in freezer for about 10 minutes or until chocolate has firmed up. Fabulous treat!

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Angela
added 10 months ago

We love to throw nuts into a thai style curry, towards the end. Often, we'll add a can of chickpeas and some nuts instead of meat. They get a nice, softened texture but are still a little crunchy and absorb some of the wonderful flavors of the sauce.

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Alyssa
added 10 months ago

I love this idea! I'm not a big sweet tooth, so this grabs me more than chocolatey/sugary ideas. Thanks!

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