2 cups raw cashews
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, plus more if needed
scant 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste
half an 8×8-inch sheet nori seaweed ( I have used Kale or spinach too )
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
scant 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 tablespoon ground turmeric
Toss the cashews with the sesame oil and sea salt and toast in a 350F oven for 5-10 minutes, or until golden, tossing once along the way. Remove and toast the seaweed for a few minutes. Allow it to cool and crisp, then crumble it. Combine the seaweed, sesame seeds, and cayenne in a mortar and pestle, and grind together. In a bowl (one that won’t stain) toss the cashews with the sesame spices and turmeric, really go for it. If you need to add a few drops of sesame oil, do so to moisten things up a bit. Taste and adjust the seasonings, to taste.
Makes 2 cups.
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