June 25, 2011

Martha Stewart Living Coconut-Curry Cashews

Growing up, my mother always bought nuts and put them out in pretty bowls. I think that's when my love affair with cashews, almonds, and such began. I'm not a huge fan of nuts in sweet recipes like brownies, but I love about any type of flavored nuts. I used to love going to fairs and buying the various kinds of candied nuts at the food stands, but haven't tried making very many types at home. I was pleased when a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living had a recipe for coconut-curry cashews, that combined two of my favorite things, sugar and nuts.

This recipe takes very minimal effort. Most of the prep time is from the cooking of the sugar mixture and the baking of the nuts, with the active time taking less than 10 minutes. I followed the recipe as written, with no modifications. The only problem I ran into was figuring out that unsweetened coconut flakes are located in the freezer section of my local grocery store, not the shelf. All other ingredients are basic, and many people will already have everything on hand.

My sons and husband loved these nuts. They are a nice combination of sweet and savory, and taste delicious. I like how easy they are to make and how the curry powder gives a nice savory undertone. This is a nut recipe that I will use again in the future, and would be great for parties.

For the recipe go to Martha Stewart Living Coconut-Curry Cashews.

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