View Full Version : Something different...BBQ Cashews

Mason Dixon Bowhunta
11-25-2013, 12:26 PM
I've been trying to think of a snack/appetizer I could share during the holidays and have been trying to make BBQ'd cashews. This is the second batch I have made and am definitely happy with the results.

I started with about a pound of unsalted cashews. I beat the whites from one egg until soft peaks formed. Coated the cashews with the egg whites, 4 tsp of McCormick sweet/smoky rub, 4 tsp white sugar and 1/16 tsp red pepper.


Put them on a foil tray on the UDS at 250* for about 2 hours. The next batch will go at a little lower temp because the sugar was starting to get too brown when i pulled them off. Overall they were pretty tasty. Nice toasty texture with a sweet & spicy crust.


11-25-2013, 12:40 PM
Very, very nice sir! :clap2:

I've been doing almonds for the past several weeks, and I've noticed that keeping the temps down is a very good thing to do. I stayed between 200-250 yesterday and got the best results yet. I like the eggwhite idea - gotta try that. I also gotta give cashews a shot before everyone gets tired of my almonds. :thumb:

Mason Dixon Bowhunta
11-25-2013, 12:54 PM
gtr, are you putting a rub on the almonds or are you doing them naked?

11-25-2013, 01:02 PM
gtr, are you putting a rub on the almonds or are you doing them naked?

I've been basing on a recipe (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9397) put up by Neil, but modding with Habanero Death Dust, BPS Jalapeno Salt, chipotle powder, etc. I've been adding turbinado sugar as well.

11-25-2013, 01:37 PM
Those cashews look amazing.

Outboard Racer
11-25-2013, 02:01 PM
Very good job on your cashews. If you have a chance try Honey Dejon, or Chipotle for a little kick on your seasoning sometime. Also try to keep the temperature at 200 or a slight bit under. We also have done salt and pepper cashews which is really good.

Big George's BBQ
11-25-2013, 02:07 PM
Very nice I keep meaning to do this

11-25-2013, 02:11 PM
Cashews are one of my favorites. Love the egg white idea. Never heard of that.

11-25-2013, 02:45 PM
Man they look good. I've been wondering about smoking some almonds, but haven't tried yet.

11-25-2013, 02:49 PM
Man they look good. I've been wondering about smoking some almonds, but haven't tried yet.

Do it as soon as possible! I've done 'em every weekend since I started the first time about a month ago. I'm officially addicted.

11-25-2013, 03:00 PM
Walnuts are also great smoked.

11-25-2013, 05:22 PM
I'll have to try those. I make up a hot wing sauce and do cashews in them, but I'll have to try this.

11-25-2013, 05:28 PM
Wow that looks great! I need to do this ASAP!

11-25-2013, 06:23 PM
Awesome idea I'm gonna have to vie it a try.

11-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Thought of it, but never tried them, looks good, I'm gonna do it now!

11-25-2013, 11:50 PM
Looks great, another thing to add to my ''need to try that list'' which grows longer every time I log on here

11-26-2013, 08:04 AM
Those cashews look good. They would not last long around here. :hungry:

The very first recipe in the book "Weber Smoke" is for smoked mixed nuts. I've done them a couple times now. The recipe is pretty simple:

1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
2 tsp olive oil (I used peanut oil this time.)

Toss with 2C salted mixed nuts and smoke til done. I smoke anywhere from 20 minuts to an hour depnding on smoker temperature. I'm just looking for a little color change to determine they're done.


11-26-2013, 09:34 AM
I've seen some good food on this forum but this looks like top 5 or 10 :twisted:

Outboard Racer
11-26-2013, 03:29 PM
HankB - That is picture perfect on your plate of mixed nuts. Been cooking and working in the Nut Industry for 30 plus years and that is just an awesome job!!!!
Thats the way they should look


Smoke Dawg
12-01-2013, 10:44 PM
I gotta try the cashews! Look great!