Look what I found!
During my kitchen cleaning duties, I happened on this joyous little six-pack. Needless to say, Mr G and I were scratching our heads as to how this six-pack of Coopers Sparkling Ale managed to find its way into our kitchen in Strasbourg. The penny finally dropped – it must have been the Beer Fairies! By Beer Fairies, the finger is pointed at two friends who recently came and visited – previously featured Princess Positive and Dr P. What confused me at first, is that I thought that Dr P must have carried this precious cargo all the way from the UK, as there is a very slim chance that one would find Coopers in Strasbourg – or so I thought! I think that with Princess P’s keen sense of adventure and Dr P’s special beer-radar abilities, they must have found it in a random beer shop, yet undiscovered by Mr G and I. None the less – it was an awesome surprise and the discovery of the six-pack inspired the cooking of some spice and lime cashew beer snacks to accompany a super cold Coopers – Cheers guys!
Spice and Lime Cashew Nuts
* Absence of quantities on the recipe is probably due to me enjoying an ice cold Coopers while preparing the cashew nuts.
salted cashew nuts
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan. Add the cumin, cayenne pepper and paprika and cook through for a couple of minutes until you can smell the spices.
Add the cashew nuts, and coat with the spice mixture. Once well coated and heated through, add a few drops of sesame oil and toss the nuts to ensure that they are well mixed.
Pour the nuts into a bowl and just before serving, squeeze the lime over the cashews to give them a bit of freshness. Enjoy with a cold – and in our case – Coopers Sparkling Ale!