Saturday, August 16, 2008

Chinese Boiled Peanuts

Thanks to Casandra, I am hooked on these boiled peanuts, they don't taste or feel like roasted peanuts at all but more like a bean. These are great just to snack on or toss them into salads or with rice.

I saw raw peanuts at the farmer's market and definitely wanted to make these for myself. It's a little labor intensive since the peanuts have to be shelled but this is a task that can be done in your living room.

Chinese Boiled Peanuts Recipe:
2 pounds of raw peanuts in the shell resulted in about 5 cups shelled with skin on
3 cups water
1/2 cup soy sauce
4-5 star anise

bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20-30 minutes or until tender but still crunchy
cool and keep refrigerated and enjoy it chilled

You may reserve the liquid and use it to poach fish or poultry.

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