It proved and enormous hit.. but here's the thing.
I don't like them.
The flavour profile just isn't my thang, but every other person I've served them to pretty much swoons over them.
I am pretty sure I got the recipe off Chowhound, when all the Yanks were posting Thanksgiving recipes, but it is originally an Ina Garten a.k.a Barefoot Contessa recipe, inspired by the bar nuts served at Union Square Cafe in New York City .
Her original recipe is here.
Here's what I did:
650g unsalted roasted cashews.
2 tablespoons fresh finely minced rosemary
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or sweet paprika
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon rock salt
1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter.
Whack the cashews in a serving dish. Whizz all the dry ingredients in a blender/pulser/stick blender for about 10 seconds to roughly combine.
Pour over nuts.
Melt butter in microwave and pour over nuts. Stir to combine.
I make mine the day before I need them, and refrigerate. A quick couple of minutes in the microwave to warm them and voile.. world's easiest and (for everyone but me) yummiest snack.