Anise

Boiled Peanuts

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May 13, 2015
Photo by www.kikukat.net
Author Notes

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

  • Makes 2 pounds
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh peanuts, washed well
  • 1/4 cup rock salt
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 quarts water
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. 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.
  2. Remove pot from heat, but leave peanuts in pot until they all sink to the bottom. Drain.

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