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.
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
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