Cashews

Cashews are native to Brazil, but are widely used in Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. We love to use them in granola, stir fry and chocolaty desserts, as well as add them to Asian-inspired meals. Cashews are quite versatile and can be used to make a vegan crema for enchiladas, a lemony cake frosting and a chai-spiced whipped cream. Try sautéing cashews with okra, bok choy or green beans for a protein-boosting side dish, or bulk up take-out style chicken chow mein or Kung pao shrimp. Whether you’re craving dinner or dessert, F&W’s guide to cashews has these recipes and more.

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Cashew Recipes

Cashews are native to Brazil, but are widely used in Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. Try sautéing cashews with okra, bok choy or green beans for a protein-boosting side dish, or bulk up take-out style chicken chow mein or Kung pao shrimp. Whether you’re craving dinner or dessert, here are our best cashew recipes.

Sesame-Seaweed Cashews

At Graft Wine + Cider Bar, chef Christina McKeough tosses these Asian-style turmeric-laced bar nuts with a toasty, vibrant green pumpkin seed oil from local Finger Lakes producer Stony Brook. The crunchy seeds and spices at the bottom of the bowl are just as delicious as the cashews themselves. Slideshow: More Nut Recipes 

Yuzu Kosho Cashew Butter Toasts

Spread on pumpernickel bread toasts, cashew butter spiked with citrusy red yuzu kosho becomes a delicious dessert. Slideshow: More Citrus Recipes 

Sautéed Okra with Cashews

Okra and cashews are central to Brazilian cuisine; here the vegetable is lightly sautéed with slivers of garlic and tossed with the nuts for a great crunch. More Recipes by Daniel Boulud

Chicken with Candied Cashews

Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone often find inspiration in New York City's Chinatown. At Torrisi, they transform Chinese cashew chicken into a fancy appetizer featuring the chicken "oyster"—the succulent piece of meat between the thigh and backbone, prized by French chefs. More Chinese Recipes