Francis' Crab Boiled Peanuts

Posted by Unknown Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 40-45 min.
Cook Time: 25-30 min.
Difficulty: 2

I was really missing being able to buy fresh boiled peanuts so I decided to make some of my own.  They were a huge hit with those that like boiled peanuts but not a huge hit with those that had never had them before.  So if you like boiled peanuts make these, if you love peanuts and want to try something different make these but if you like peanuts but expect them to be dry and roasted or salted do not make these!  Hope you enjoy!

2 lbs raw peanuts
6 quarts water (may need more water as it boils off)
3 tbsp volcanic lemon juice
1/2 cup crab boil (recipe follows)
2 limes (cut in half)
3 tbsp kosher salt

In a large 8-10 qt stock add water, lemon juice, limes and seasonings.  Stir and then submerge peanuts in water.  Over medium high heat bring to boil, once rolling boil is reached continue to boil for 2-4 hours or until peanuts are boiled through to your desired level (I like mine with a little crispness left to them.)


Crab (Seafood) Boil
4 tbsp yellow mustard seeds (ground)
3 tbsp coriander seeds (ground)
2 tbsp whole allspice (ground)
2 tbsp dill seeds (ground)
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
8 bay leaves (ground)
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp fresh crack pepper


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