Nuts are always handy to have around if people are dropping in for drinks over the festive period, this is my favourite recipe for cashew nuts – originally from an American cook called Ina Garten whose books I love. She does a TV show called ‘The Barefoot Contessa’ that’ definitely worth catching on Food Network if you have it.
This recipe is very easy to follow and if like me you feel it’s a bit like ‘Groundhog Day’ with so many people and occasions to cook for – this is a really simple ‘no brain required’ recipe!
- 1 1/4 lbs cashew nuts
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat the oven to 1980ºC, 375º F or gas mark 5.
Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are warmed through. Meanwhile, combine the rosemary, pepper, sugar, salt and butter in a large bowl. Toss the warm nuts with the rosemary mixture until the nuts are completely coated. Serve warm. It’s that easy!