Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.

In a large pool add:

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
Combine the above ingredients and add 1lb raw cashews.  Stir to coat the cashews.  Add additional salt to taste.

Allow nuts to marinade for 15-20 minutes and then spread into a single layer on to foil-lined roasting pan .

Bake 15 minutes, turn / stir the nuts, and finish with another 30 minutes.

Taste test, bearing in mind that they won't crisp up until they cool.  Add any additional salt or seasoning now before the nuts cool / dry completely.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

This recipe sounds rather delicious. Ever used 'em in a salad? They sound ideal for counterbalancing cooling foods. Sizzling hot out of the oven, I could imagine eating them along with chunks of canteloupe or honeydew.

-Do you put on the lemon juice after baking? Ascorbic acid and vinegar both break down at high temperatures.

-What kind of sesame oil do you use? The best, most flavorful stuff is the dark colored roasted sesame oil, but it can be tough to find outside of Asian(especially Korean) grocery stores.