A popular snack and pupu (appetizer) table staple, boiled peanuts in Hawaii are often flavored with star anise. This is a nod towards the Chinese population who settled in Hawaii to work on the sugar plantations. —kikukat
fresh peanuts, washed well
Place peanuts into large pot. Cover with water. Add salt and star anise. Bring to a rolling boil. Start timer (25 minutes) when water is at a rolling boil.
Remove pot from heat, but leave peanuts in pot until they all sink to the bottom. Drain.
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