Spicy Cashew Peanut Bar Mix

2018-07-29T03:35:39+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

A bit of a different twist on a recipe today, but great to have around the house for snacking or if you are entertaining a small crowd.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 cups roasted and unsalted cashews
  • 2 cups roasted and unsalted peanuts
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. ground Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. Thai chile flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, plus more as needed
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch Thai basil, leaves roughly torn

PREPARATION

STEP 1

Heat oven to 250°. In a 12-inch skillet, heat the oil over medium, add the cashews, peanuts, sugar, coriander, peppercorns, salt, and chile flakes and cook until toasted and the sugar caramelizes, about 5 minutes, add the fish sauce and 2 tablespoons of lime juice and cook until dry, about 8 minutes.
Transfer to a baking sheet and cook until warm and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Toss with shallots and basil and squeeze with fresh lime juice to serve.
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