The French love cocktail parties. Who doesn’t?
The trick to a successful one is serving good food without spending hours in the kitchen, so that you are able to enjoy your guests.
Shouldn’t that be the goal of any party?
This is a perfect recipe for a simple, yet impressive nosh. They fly out the door every time I make them. Guests down them by the fistful! The recipe is courtesy of Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, which is one of my favorite cookbooks for easy French food.
You will need:
1 pound roasted unsalted cashews
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Spread the cashews out on a sheet pan. Toast in the oven until warm, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the rosemary, cayenne, sugar, salt and butter. Thoroughly toss the warm cashews with the spiced butter mixture and serve warm.