Thai Spiced Cashews

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We are huge nut lovers in this house, especially seasoned nuts. I have found that seasoning some high-quality nuts is always a great bite to have out at parties and when having people over for dinner.

Last year I posted these Curried Pistachios and as we discussed on Monday, I recently had a Thai dinner party so the moment I saw Rachel from Rachel Cooks Thai post her Thai Spiced Nuts, I knew I would be making some variation of them for my guests. I am so glad I did because they were addictive and really delicious!

These are really easy to make but do call for a specialty ingredient in the Kaffir Lime Leaves. If you cannot find them fresh, I would try substituting dried or ground Kaffir Lime. I am lucky enough to live close to a very large Asian Supermarket so I didn’t run into that problem but I know that not everyone has that luxury.

I found a purveyor who sells the whole leaves dried in case you are interested. Start with a small amount and taste if you go this route as dried herbs and spices tend to be a bit more intense than their fresh counterparts!

Adapted From: Thai-Spiced Cashews from Rachel Cooks Thai

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Thai Spiced Cashews
6 Points Plus Per Serving -- Serves 14
Serves: 14
  • 1 pound raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut palm sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon kaffir lime leaves, finely chopped
  1. Finely chop kaffir lime leaves and combine in a small bowl with coconut palm sugar, salt and crushed red pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet (large enough to cook the cashews in a single layer) over medium heat. Once hot, add coconut oil. Add in cashews and cook 6 to 7 minutes, frequently stirring, until golden brown.
  3. Toss in spices, quickly stir to coat and immediately remove from heat.
  4. Pour cashews onto a baking sheet to cool in a single layer.
  5. Once completely cool, serve and Enjoy!

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  1. Christopher says

    Just made these. Added some sweet curry powder from Penzy’s as well as a dash of cinnamon. Oh my gosh, they are magically delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. says

    I do love spiced nuts and these cashews sound amazing. What a terrific snack and appetizer to have on hand! I love the flavors you include. I haven’t been to Uwajimaya for a bit and you are inspiring me. I hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous evening!
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    • EverydayMaven says

      They are so tasty! I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying this amazing Spring weather Hannah – it’s wonderful!

    • EverydayMaven says

      You should be able to find Kaffir Lime Leaves in NYC! You might have a problem only eating a handful though 😉

    • EverydayMaven says

      Thanks John – Pecans are good. I haven’t made a batch of spiced Pecans in a while, I need to do that!

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