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Let's hear it for this hot jerk-spiced cashews recipe!

Philadelphia may be the land of the cheesesteak, but its vegetarian and vegan cuisine game is squarely on point. Philly chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby have a new cookbook out that places the spotlight on produce-based snacks, main dishes, desserts and more. Inspired by the wide world of street food, it’s got at least a dish or two that are sure to make it into your meatless repertoire. These jerk-spiced cashews are a hot treat!

We like to lean toward simplicity and clean flavors. So every time we start a jerk dish with a blank canvas, it’s always a riot how long the list of ingredients grows. The point is that jerk is a very complex blend of spices that must work in a perfect harmony of herbal, sweet, spicy and sour. It takes many parts to complete the whole, and nothing can be out of sync. These cashews have made many appearances on our menus over the years but most recently played a great supporting role alongside our jerk trumpet Mushrooms. They are terrific on top of a salad or just for snacking.

Reprinted with permission from V Street