Spicy Boiled Peanuts
Spicy Boiled Peanuts are a must when one finds a stand at the market with perfectly fresh, green peanuts. We simply placed them in a terra-cotta pot, seasoned them with Cajun spices, added some heat from cayenne peppers, and sea salt. After several hours of gentle simmering inside the wood-fired oven, the most delicious, soft and flavorful boiled peanuts were ready to be enjoyed by the entire family. Let's get started!
- Infrared thermometer
- Pot with lid - we cooked ours in a terra-cotta pot used normally to make Peposo (stainless steel pot, or crock pot)
- 800 grams raw peanuts
- 35 grams cajun seasoning
- 12 grams garlic powder
- 5 grams mustard powder
- 3-4 cayenne peppers (optional)
- 75 grams sea salt
- 3.7 liters boiling water - add more boiling water when necessary
- Preheat The Marinara Pizza Oven to 375°F - 190°C.
- Thoroughly wash the peanuts, until any possible soil is rinsed away. After all, they were just pulled out from the ground. This is a perfect time to sift through them and remove any blemished peanuts out.
- Place the peanuts in a large pot. We used a terra-cotta pot traditionally used for the Renaissance dish called Peposo.
- Add the Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, mustard powder, cayenne peppers and salt. Mix everything together.
- Pour hot water into the pot, and give the peanuts a good stir. Make sure it is enough water to cover the peanuts.
- Cover the pot with a lid and place in the oven to slowly simmer for about 5 hours. Make sure to add hot water whenever needed.
- Once the peanuts are mostly under water and soft, remove from the oven and serve either hot or cold. Enjoy!
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