Cashews! Will It BBQ?


  • Walton's Employee

    Smoked Nuts

    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!

    Prep Time

    5 Minutes

    Cook Time

    45 Minutes

    Ingredients

    Cashew Pieces
    Olive Oil

    Utensils Needed

    Non-Stick Mesh Baskets
    Flip Professional Smoke Box

    Instructions

    Place 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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  • Regular Contributors

    @jonathon are the non-stick baskets available at Walton’s? Looks like they would be good for cold smoking cheese.


  • Walton's Employee

    @gadahl Absolutely, they are Non-Stick Mesh Grilling Baskets they work wonderfully with shrimp as well in my experience!


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