I have finally decided to share this spicy Thai cashews recipe. Every time I make it, my guests immediately want to know the recipe and my kids can’t get enough of it. Learn about the health benefits of cashews and then delve into this awesome recipe.
Cashews are kidney shaped seeds and comes Cashews supplier Vietnam from cashew tree native to coastal Brazil. The nut actually grows at the bottom of the cashew apple fruit. Once harvested, the shell is 1st boiled (its un-edible at this point) and then the nut is extracted from the shell and dry roasted. It is this dry roasted version that you see in the supermarkets. Therefore, the cashews you buy has gone through a very laborious process to get to the final product.
Cashews are high in minerals such as copper, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. They are cholesterol free and contain healthy monounsaturated fats.
They are more stable than other nuts but its best to keep them enclosed container in the refrigerator. If you buy cashews in bulk, store them in a freezer for up to a year and take some out as you need them.
Here is a great Thai spicy cashew snack recipe. The only negative aspect of this recipe is that it tastes so good you can easily over-consume on the cashews. Although nuts are very nutritious, they should be consumed in moderation and are high in calories so you should consume in moderation if you are watching your calories.
This recipe is great when you have friends over for cocktails, making a quick snack for your family, or with tea/coffee.
1 tbsp coconut oil, or grape seed oil or your choice of cooking oil
2 Tbsp honey
2 cups cashew nuts
1.5 cups dry unsweetened shredded coconut (sweetened will burn more quickly)
1 tbsp red pepper flakes or 2 finely chopped dry red chillies
sea salt and black pepper to taste
You can substitute other nuts such as almonds or peanuts instead of the cashews. But cashews taste amazing in this recipe.
You can adjust the honey, coconut, and red chilli flakes according to your taste.