Ingredients for Cashew Relish:
· 1 ½ cups cashews
· 2 red jalapeños, stemmed, seeded and roughly chopped
· 1/3 cup plus fresh cilantro leaves
· ¾ cup honey
· 1/3 cup white vinegar
Ingredients for Fried Green Tomatoes:
· 2 ½ cups milk
· 2 large eggs
· 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
· ½ cup cornmeal
· 1 tablespoon salt
· 1 tablespoon celery salt
· 1 tablespoon black pepper
· ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
· 1 teaspoon onion powder
· 1/2 teaspoon paprika
· 6 medium green tomatoes, sliced ½ - inch thick
· 6 cups canola oil
· 4 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
To Make Cashew Relish:
Combine cashews, jalapeños and cilantro in a food processor and pulse just until combined. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add honey and vinegar and mix thoroughly; set aside.
To Make Fried Green Tomatoes:
Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a thermometer to make sure the oil doesn’t burn or cool. Keep at a constant temperature. (A fry daddy works well too.) In a medium bowl, combine milk and eggs; set aside.
In another medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, salt, celery salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder and paprika.
One at a time, dredge tomato slices in flour mixture, then in the egg mixture, then in the flour mixture again.
Fry tomatoes, a few at a time, until golden brown. Drain briefly on paper towels atop a wire rack. While still hot, put three to four tomato slices on each of six plates. Top with goat cheese and cashew relish.