Spice and Lime Cashews and the Beer Fairies

Look what I found!

An awesome delivery from the Beer Fairies!

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!

Mr G getting stuck into the first stubby!

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
  • cumin
  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika
  • olive oil
  • sesame oil
  • lime

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.

Cook the dry spices in hot oil. When you smelll the spicy aroma, you know you are ready to add the cashew nuts.

 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.

Coat the cashews with the spice mixture.

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!

The perfect beer snacks with the perfect beer - Cheers guys!

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One Response to Spice and Lime Cashews and the Beer Fairies

  1. Karen says:

    Sounds like the perfect combo to me…great beer and spicy nuts.

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