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Old 03-13-2009, 06:17 AM   #1
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I love these nuts! If you like them, what are some of your favorite recipes using this delicious nut?

this might be moved ... I can repost when I get home from work.

Creamy Cashew Chicken Salad

4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 jar (2 oz.) diced pimentos, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sour cream
3 TBSP. thinly sliced green onions
2 TBSP. minced fresh parsley
1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp. tarragon vinegar or cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup salted cashews
Leaf lettuce and additional cashes, optional

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, green pepper and pimentos; set aside. In a blender. combine the next 10 ingredients; cover and process until well blended. Pour over chicken mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Fold in cashews. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl and garnish with additional cashews, if desired.
Yield: 6 servings.

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:27 PM   #2
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Wow that was a wonderful recipe... thank you!!!!

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Old 03-26-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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VB, that sounds wonderful! I buy the most delicious cashews at our Costco - they are both salted and peppered. I think they would be veyr good iin this salad, and I intend to make it soon. Thanks!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:01 AM   #4
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I use cashews all the time. I grind them up and make cashew cream sauce for pasta, cheezy cashew nacho sauce, ground or whole in soup . . . whatever. It adds a wonderful creaminess in sauces.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:37 AM   #5
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I use cashews in a lot of desserts. They are delicious in cookies. I also make a burfi (almost like a fudge) with it. It's very popular in India cooking.

To make the fudge you need sweet cashews (not toasted or salted) about 4 cups. You dry grind them with a cup of sugar (since they are oily, sugar helps give traction when you grind).

In a pan, add two sticks of unsalted butter, a cup of ricotta cheese and the cashews, some cardamom and some saffron strands and more sugar (taste to ensure you have enough for your taste buds). Cook until it's like a doughy lump.

Put it in a pan, spread it, let it cool completely. Cut into peices and serve with coffee or tea or whatever you like.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
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There's a store closeby that sells great cashews, and they have a grinder to make cashew butter. It's great stuff! Thanks for the recipe, VB, I like nuts in chicken salad.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:24 AM   #7
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My daughter is in track so I make her trail mix and cashews are a must. I know it sounds simple, but without the cashews she would eat it.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:26 AM   #8
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I put cashews in my chili, I also make a lamb stew (or goat stew) with cashews and use them in stir fries.

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