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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.

http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad214/terpfan2001/Before_zps8dd4e118.jpg

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.

http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad214/terpfan2001/After_zps37712da7.jpg

gtr
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?

gtr
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.

sliding_billy
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

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

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

gtr
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.

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

midwest_kc
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.

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

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

dport7
11-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Thought of it, but never tried them, looks good, I'm gonna do it now!

wango
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

HankB
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.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P304NAU-JKc/UnK8xBWpelI/AAAAAAAATzs/HKED_3SPq6A/s1600/DSC_7771-PP.JPG

NickTheGreat
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

Todd

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