Cashew Curry

Here is what Chef Joseph Koenig from Bumps at Buttermilk has to say about this week’s yummy Cashew Curry recipe. “My fiancé and I both cook for a living and making dinner for ourselves after a long day in the kitchen is always a challenge; we love this vegan curry because of its simplicity, complex flavor, and the heart healthy cashews.”

Serves 4


  • ½ pound whole cashews
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 5 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1T Yellow Curry Paste
  • 2 inch piece of lemongrass
  • 1 T coriander
  • ½ t turmeric
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 jalapenos, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 2 c unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 T cilantro, chopped


Sauté the shallots in oil, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 10 minutes.

Add the curry, lemon grass, turmeric, Jalapenos, garlic, ginger, and salt, and cook until fragrant, 5-10 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer until thickened, another 5-10 minutes. Remove lemon grass, serve with Jasmine Rice, garnish with more cilantro and jalapenos if desired.

Optional soaking your cashews in water or milk for six hours prior to cooking the curry will result in a much softer cashew and thinker curry, simply cover the cashews in the liquid of your choice, let soak for six hours in a small sauce pot, and then bring the pot to a simmer for fifteen minutes before adding to the curry (be sure to strain out the cooking liquid before adding the cashews to the curry).

About the Restaurant

Best Known For: A wide selection of made-to-order pastas & salads in a modern cafeteria-style setting at the base.

Location: Buttermilk, at the base of the Summit Express lift

Buttermilk skiers, boarders and their companions looking for a quick, convenient stopping place to refuel will find it at Bumps at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge. Inside, high-beam ceilings and picture windows have a true mountain lodge feel and outdoor picnic tables allow guests to rest while soaking up some Colorado sun. Both settings provide views of Buttermilk’s Superpipe and passing boarders and skiers.

Replace your burned calories with tasty pastas, homemade soups, hearty pizzas, fresh grill selections and crisp salads — a large menu perfect for both adults and kids.

Bumps is easily accessible from Highway 82 and at a relatively low altitude (7,900 feet) — without sacrificing any of the mountain views expected of an Aspen-Snowmass restaurant.

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