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Course: Sauces & Condiments
Keyword: Cashew Sauce, Condiments, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Make-Ahead, Sauces

Cashew Sauce

Cashew sauce served with coconut shrimp and other grilled skewers.
ACTIVE TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
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Cashew Butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup walnut oil
  • 2 cups roasted cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Cashew Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt, optional

Specialized Hardware

  • Food processor
Cashew sauce served with coconut shrimp and other grilled skewers.
ACTIVE TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
Yield: 1 cup

Procedure

  • Make the cashew butter: Place the honey in a microwave-safe container and heat in the microwave for 15 seconds. Remove from the microwave and add the oil. Place the nuts and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse for 5 seconds. Then, while the processor is running, very slowly drizzle in the honey and oil. Process until an emulsion is formed and the mixture is smooth, 45 seconds to 1 minute. If the mixture is too thick and doesn't spread easily, add a little more oil.
  • Whisk the butter, milk, and pepper together in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Taste and add salt, if desired. Heat until sauce is warmed through. Serve over grilled chicken, pork, or rice.
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