Cashews! Will It BBQ?
Will it BBQ? Cashews!
In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are BBQ'ing Cashews and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!
InstructionsPlace cashews in a bowl and coat evenly with olive oil, or oil of your choice. Now sprinkle on your seasoning of choice. We decided to try Salt and Vinegar Wingshake and the Cajun Rub. Now lay them out on a single level of a Non-Stick Mesh Basket, or another non-stick surface, and place in your smoking chamber as far from the smoke as possible. We wanted to have the Cashews retain as much of the creaminess as possible so we decided to cold smoke these. We used the Flip Professional Smoke Box and some Hickory Wood Chips to provide smoke but add as little heat as possible.
So, Will it BBQ?
This would be a definite yes. The two different flavors offered wildly different tastes but both were delicious. The Salt and Vinegar ones had more upfront taste and they had a nice caramelized style coating on them from what little heat did get to them. The Cajun ones didn’t have a strong taste at first but had a very pleasant warmth to them that worked well with the smoke and the creaminess of the cashews. Since we did this a week ago I have already made a large batch of this at my house and my wife and I love them!
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@jonathon are the non-stick baskets available at Walton’s? Looks like they would be good for cold smoking cheese.
@cayenneman That is more like smoking pork butts or brisket. I did a whole wild turkey at 225F and since there is so little fat on them to start with I used it to make a turkey noodle soup and that little bit of extra smoke on the turkey is a game changer! I used the bones to make the stock and it also had a little smokeyness to it, delicious. Don’t be afraid to run the smoker up 225-250F. Just make sure get it warm and dry before putting the smoke to it so it will stick better.
@rhjbarney That is the second time in recent weeks I have heard sausage referred to as Cigars, I like it and I am sure I can come up with a clever (for me at least) social media post about it. Also, I use a lot of the pictures our users post here on Walton’s Instagram, Facebook and twitter accounts and also Meratgistics Face Book accounts. Consider this my shameless plug to follow our social media accounts.
@Boxie Give us as much information as you can on your process and we will see if we can figure it out. So, it was 60% pork and 40% venison? What cuts of pork did you use? How much water, what seasoning, what was your mixing and grinding like, did you get enough protein extraction, what was your smoke schedule?. Pretty much as much detail as you can give will help because at 60/40 with carrot fiber there is no reason it should be dry.
Oh, and what tye of sausage were you making?