A Perfect Snack to keep you satiated for longer, Boiled peanuts with it’s many benefits, are the way to go.
Growing up in the tropical climates of the Coastal City of Durban in South Africa, We were spoiled for choice with many fresh and raw vegetables and fruits. Raw Peanuts was one such produce. Peanuts are generally legumes, but have been classified as Nuts because of the similar nutrition composition. Did you know… about 28 grams of Boiled Peanuts, contains just 90 calories!!!
This together with boiled peanuts being lower in Fat, makes them a perfect addition to your diet.
These salty and damp snacks have always been a favourite of mine growing up, so much so that Even when I had married and left my hometown, the 1st year after marriage, My dearest Aunts and late Mum, would religiously keep away a Packet full of boiled nuts, in their freezers, all because I was not around to enjoy it with them. So out would come these frozen yummies whenever I travelled back to Durban… #PreciousMemories #FamilyLove … I Just realised, there was NO #FOMO moments back in the day…THANKS TO MY FAMILY ??
On a recent visit to Durban, I was once again reminded of those childhood joys, when my littlest niece, 4 year old, HAMNAH ASSAN, regaled me with her mimic acts of a local lady selling these raw peanuts on her road. It was so adorable, and now I wish I had recorded her for you to listen too. And then it was, GOD’S WISH, I believe, that my beautiful sister in law Afsana, brought out a bowl of these salty snacks when I visited her. Let’s just say, My Nephews, Shaheer and Shahzaib SAYED, definitely got their love for Boiled Peanuts from me ? , there was no stopping us, once we got ‘cracking’…hahahaha
Anyways, It is a rather simple method of preparing these, but be warned, it does take a long time to boil and reach the tenderness you desire. These boiled peanuts make for a perfect to snack on Game Nights, or even whilst watching your favourite movie. It is perfect enjoyed hot or cold.
Why add them to your diets???
BENEFITS OF BOILED PEANUTS
RICH IN FIBRE
~ When compared to dry or roasted peanuts, boiled peanuts, have a slightly higher level of fibre. This makes for better health benefits like, prevention of constipation, protection against heart diseases and diabetes, and most importantly, appetite control
GOOD SOURCE OF FLAVONOIDS AND POLYPHENOLS
~ Antioxidants like flavanoids and polyphenols, help protect YOUR CELLS AGAINST FREE RADICALS, Reducing the risk of diseases such as cancer.
GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN, AS WELL AS MONOUNSATURATED FATS AND VITAMIN E … MAKING IT A POWERHOUSE OF OVERALL HEALTH BENEFITS.
So recently, I had been browsing along the streets of Fordsburg in Johannesburg, and was thrilled to have have seen a vendor selling these raw peanuts, and Naturally, I just had to purchase some. And Whilst most of you lovelies, are already done with your Ramadaan Preps, This is what I was munching on, enjoying the showcase of beautiful food flooding my social media sites.
You can find my step by step Tutorial for Beginners below, and when you make your next batch, drop me a pic feedback, I love hearing from you.
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HOW TO MAKE PERFECTLY BOILED PEANUTS
AUTHOR: FOODEVA MARSAY (@foodeva_marsay)
1 KG FRESH RAW PEANUTS
2-3 LITRES WATER
1/2 CUP SALT (+ Additional 1/4 Cup Salt If needed – see NOTES)
~ Soak the raw peanuts in water, and gently wash away any excess soil that may adhere to the peanuts.
~ After a few washes, Add the washed peanuts to a large and deep pot (stock pots are great).
~ Fill the pot with 2-3 litres Water
~ Now add in the Salt.
~ Boil on medium high, for +/- 2 hours , or until peanuts have reached the tenderness you desire.
~ To Test tenderness of peanuts, remove 1 or 2 peanuts after 1 and 1/2 hours, at regular intervals, crack open the shell and taste test.
~ When Done to you liking, Allow to rest for 20 minutes in Brine Solution (salted water it is boiled in), then Boiled Peanuts may be strained and Enjoyed.
NOTES BY FOODEVA MARSAY
~ I make mention in my recipe above, an additional 1/4 cup Salt, Only use from this amount, at the resting stage. Allow the boiled peanuts to stand off the stove top, in it’s Brine solution for 20 minutes before straining, and at every 5 minute interval, taste a peanut for saltiness. If you need to add more salt, add from the additional salt mentioned. Stir well, and keep doing this until you are satisfied.
~ These Boiled Peanuts, keep well in the refrigerator for a week or two, and can be frozen in freezer suitable bags. To enjoy, bring back to room temperature, and you may opt to gently warm these in the microwave before enjoying.
>> For Quicker Boiling time, Use a Pressure Cooker<< … THANKS FOR THIS AMAZING TIP DEAREST Amina Wackie Shaikh?
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*UPDATED: Instant Pot Version Below*
Boiled Peanuts (using Instant Pot)
Author: Foodeva Marsay (@foodeva_marsay)
1/2 -3/4 Cup sea salt
10 – 12 Cup Regular Tap Water
~ Wash Nuts, add to Inner pot
~ Add the salt and water
~ Close lid, ensure valve is turned to seal position.
~ Use Pressure Cook setting, Set to 60 minutes
~ Allow for Natural Pressure release, until pin drops.
*For the regular Stove top version, have a look at this Post..
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