Boiled Peanuts Recipe

A better way to peanut. No ball game needed.
May 5, 2020, 11:00am
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Makes about 4 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 6 hours, plus overnight soaking


12 ounces|326 grams raw (unroasted) shell-on peanuts
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
2 jalapeños, halved lengthwise
1 cup|250 ml sour orange juice
2 tablespoons achiote powder
2 tablespoons white vinegar
4 teaspoons kosher salt
cilantro leaves, for garnish


  1. Whisk together the salt, sour orange, garlic, achiote, and vinegar with 6 cups water in a medium saucepan. Add the peanuts and jalapeño and refrigerate at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Bring the peanut mixture to a boil over medium-high. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook, partially covered and adding water as needed, until the peanuts are super tender, about 6 hours.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peanuts to a serving bowl. Ladle the juice over the top and garnish with the cilantro.

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