Last August I hosted a simple dinner for a few friends. I don’t even remember why I did it. I didn’t cook anything except for these rosemary roasted cashews. I’m lucky I have a good cook who did all the cooking for dinner.
I got this recipe from Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa. The original recipe came from the Union Square Cafe’s famous bar nuts which they serve warm at the bar. Nigella Lawson’s recipe for that can be found here.
I used Ina’s recipe which called for all cashews instead of mixed nuts since it’s easier to find in the supermarket. I bought this 500 gram bag of Heritage raw cashew nut from Unimart for P419.50. The whole bag was just perfect for one recipe.
Rosemary Roasted Cashews
(c/o Ina Garten)
1 1/4 pounds cashew nuts (500 grams)
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar (I used muscovado sugar)
2 teaspoons kosher salt (I used sea salt)
1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are warmed through. Meanwhile, combine the rosemary, pepper, sugar, salt and butter in a large bowl. Toss the warm nuts with the rosemary mixture until the nuts are completely coated. Serve warm.
These are the dishes my cook prepared. My cook used to work in a Chinese restaurant and he’s also the one who cooks all the delicious meals I sell in my store, Small Office Solutions. So I can’t take credit for all the good food. In case you’re wondering what I ate? I ate my regular Cohen meal. Sad huh? I did try a little of this and that.
Look at all that creamy goodness!!! You can eat this chilled straight from the refrigerator or warm it in the microwave. I prefer eating it cold since I don’t want to waste time nuking it. I cheat with just 1 or 2 spoonfuls.
cheese cassava P170
The next two pictures came from Cassava Creme Royale’s Facebook page.
Cassava Creme Royale
277 P. Guevarra St. San Juan