You can’t get any fresher than this. Straight off the branches, these peanuts are so good. They don't taste or feel like roasted peanuts at all but more like a crunchy bean. These are great just to snack on or toss them into salads or cook them with rice.
It's a little labor intensive since the peanuts have to be shelled but you can delegate this task to your kids…
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, strain, cool and keep refrigerated and enjoy it chilled