Asian Style Boiled Peanuts


You are still eating popcorns when watching movies or having beers with friends?  Try boiled peanuts which are tastier, healthier and so much more fun to eat! O(_)O~ 


2 to 3 pounds raw peanuts with shells
3 star anises
2 to 3 teaspoons five spice powder
black cardamom pot
1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
1 handful dried chili peppers
1 small cinnamon stick
3 to 4 bay leaves
2 to 3 cloves
1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
salt to taste*
water for boiling peanuts

* Add a little more salt than how you usually season your food.  Otherwise the peanuts in the shells might not be well seasoned.   


Clean and rinse well the peanuts under running water.

Add peanuts along with all the spices and seasonings to a medium stainless steel boiling pot .  Add twice or three times as much water as peanuts.

Heat the pot over high heat until it boils.  Cover with lid and reduce the heat to simmer for 2 to 2.5 hours.


Stir occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom.  Stirring also helps peanuts to be better seasoned. 

All we need is a couple cold beers! O(∩_∩)O~