Having a small dinner party or entertaining a large group of friends? You can never go wrong with serving a bowl of yummy roasted nuts. I like to spice mine up (of course), I mean if you couldn’t tell by now that I love spicy food and cannot do without it, then I don’t know where you’ve been! If you don’t want to serve the same ole’ boring salted “gourmet nut collection,” then check out my recipe for yummy Roasted Chili-Garlic Spiced Cashews This cocktail snack can be made days in advance, or even right before your guest arrive. Apologies for the horrible pictures, but lighting was just so off in my apartment that evening!!
Roasted Chili-Garlic Spiced Cashews:
- 2 cups whole cashews (unsalted)
- PAM Regular/Butter Flavor
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp coarse salt
- coarse black pepper- generous amount
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- pinch of coriander powder
- pinch of cumin powder
1.In medium-sized non stick skillet spray with PAM, pour oil and toast cashews over medium flame until lightly coated with oil and light golden brown- please watch, as nuts tend to burn very quickly. Add all of the spices and toss to coat. Toast for a few more minutes until cashews are fragrant and coated well0 be careful they will be very hot. Remove from the pan onto a serving and let cool before serving so they can become crunchy. Taste for salt- if it seems less, just top it with some coarse sea salt. Enjoy!
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