Last night was the final presidential debate. My friend Al, who recently got a new apartment, hosted a “debate party” of sorts. I find it sad the presidential debates this election are so entertaining (in a reality tv kind of way) that we’ve had parties to watch each debate…but I don’t want to get too political on a cooking blog… The next cookbook in line had the perfect snacky food, perfect for munching on during the debate.
The recipe came from my Indian Cookbook:
The recipe tagged was for Chili-Roasted Cashews.
To start with I took cashews and placed them in my oven for 8 minutes.
When they came out of the oven I placed them in a bowl and mixed them with canola oil.
Then I mixed in salt and chili powder. Once combined I mixed in a bit of fresh black pepper and lime zest (which wasn’t part of the recipe but I thought would add a nice punch of flavor).
I let that cool
and brought to Al’s place.
As I suspected the cashews were a great debate snack. Everyone who attended the party took a few from time to time. Best part is how easy they were to make. These cashews really are something great to bring to a friend’s or have on your coffee table when entertaining.
- 1 lb raw unsalted cashews
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 2 tsp chili powder
- Zest of one lime
- Ground pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 325 F. Place cashews in a single layer on baking sheet. Once oven is preheated place cashews in the oven for 8 minutes.
- Remove cashews from oven and place in a large mixing bowl. Add canola oil and stir until all cashews are coated. Then mix in salt, chili powder and lime zest. Once completely mixed add a few grinds of pepper and stir again.
- Let cool completely before serving.