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