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.
This nutty Egyptian spice blend from Christopher Bates at FLX Table in the Finger Lakes is our go-to garnish for roasted vegetables, rich braised meats and grain dishes. It's also great with olive oil-dipped bread.
Grilled Fig Salad with Spiced Cashews
A vibrant, Asian-style sesame, ginger and scallion dressing brings together the soft, sweet figs and extra-crunchy nuts in this salad by Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz.
Curried Cashew and Red Cabbage Stir-Fry
Colorful and delicious with an Asian flair, this curried cashew and red cabbage stir-fry will become a family favorite.
Stewed Apples with Chai-Spiced Cashew Cream
These spiced stewed apples are super quick to make and works just as well as a quick breakfast as a healthy dessert.
Roasted Cashew and Sesame Brittle
Yigit Pura creates a brittle mosaic with cashews and sesame seeds. "The combination of white and black seeds is very Turkish," says the Ankara-born pastry chef.
Yuzu Kosho Cashew Butter Toasts
Spread on pumpernickel bread toasts, cashew butter spiked with citrusy red yuzu kosho becomes a delicious dessert.
Cashew Chicken with Bok Choy
In this variation on a stir-fry, whole ribs of bok choy steam on top of chicken tenderloins, saving a step.
Brazilian Acai Bowls with Coconut-Cashew Granola
Acai bowls are a Brazilian street food fixture. In this version, the frozen acai berries are blended with almond milk and bananas for an extra creamy finish. The coconut-cashew granola that's sprinkled on top—as these bowls are traditionally served—is also excellent on its own. Look for the acai packs in the freezer section.
Stir-Fried Vegetables with Toasted Cashews
The crunch of the charred cashews and the meaty texture of the mushrooms are retained by cooking them separately and saving them for a topping instead of cooking them with the rest of the vegetables. Serve the stir-fry with either white or brown rice.
Cashew Chicken Chow Mein
Crunchy cashews, tender chicken and fresh sugar snap peas top these delicious chow mein noodles.
Coconut Pudding with Pineapple and Candied Cashews
This dessert is called a souffle at Philipkutty's Farm, but it's much more like a rich, creamy pudding with deep tropical flavors and a sweet, nutty garnish. Here it's molded in an 8-inch square pan; the pudding can also be prepared in individual custard cups or ramekins. Cooking the pineapple mixture is key because raw pineapple contains an enzyme that prevents a pudding from setting.
Cashews with Crispy Sage and Garlic
These are a perfect cocktail hour snack.
Pumpkin-Gingerbread with Lemony Cashew Cream
This mildly sweet gingerbread cake is dark, dense, and layered with old-fashioned flavors of fresh ginger and molasses. A lemony cashew cream topping makes this holiday cake dairy free.
Spiced Cashew Brittle and Chocolate Crunch Bark
Cayenne-spiked cashew brittle is delicious alongside crunchy chocolate bark.