Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts are a local snack we all grew up eating in Hawaii. Here’s where to get it, how to make it (and eat it) ^_^
Growing up in Hawaii, I always thought that boiled peanuts were a local snack.
…one of those only-in-Hawaii treats (of which there are many).
Little did I know, boiled peanut are also very popular in the South and throughout China.
What Are Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts*
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Hawaiian boiled peanuts are unique in the way they’re seasoned. We use Hawaiian sea salt, lots of sliced ginger, star anise, and black peppercorns. Our boiled peanuts are tender and sweet, so aromatic. They are pretty tasty devoured at room temperature, but so onolicious when hot.
When And How Do You Eat Boiled Peanuts
Boiled peanuts from Ono Seafood (Oahu)
Where To Get Boiled Peanuts
How To Make Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts
- Rinse the raw peanuts and pick out any derbies. Place the raw peanuts in a large pot.
- Top with the sea salt, star anise, ginger, and black peppercorns. Cover with water.
- If cooking with the Instant Pot/pressure cooker, use the manual setting, and cook on high pressure for 70 minutes.
If you are cooking on the stove (as opposed to Instant Pot/pressure cooker), soak the raw peanuts in water overnight before cooking. Add the sea salt, star anise, ginger, and black peppercorns to the pot the next morning. Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat for 1-2 hours. Stir every 15 minutes and check for doneness after 1-hour.