Cajun Boiled Peanut Recipe

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  • Sunday, 27 September 2015 00:00
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Ingredients: Green Peanuts (1 large bag)
Water (1 gallon)
Cayenne Pepper (1 tablespoon)
Pepper (1 teaspoon)
Garlic Powder (1 teaspoon)
Bay Leaves (1 leaf, finely crushed)
Sweet Basil (1 teaspoon)
Salt (1/2 cups)
Slap Ya Mama Seafood Boil Seasoning (4 ounces)
Zatarains Crab Boil (1 bag)

Note: This recipe is for using 1 gallon of water. Joe is using 8 gallons of water in his cook so he has changed the recipe accordingly.

Recipe: Place peanuts in 125 quart pot.
Fill pot with water (2 inches above peanuts, 32 quarts or 8 gallons).
Stir peanuts around in water to clean.
Remove peanuts from water and set aside.
Place large pot on cooker and add 8 gallons fresh water.
Begin cooking water until it reaches a boil.
Add to water the cayenne pepper (8 tbsp), pepper (8 tsp), garlic powder (8 tsp), bay leaves (8 leaves, crushed finely), sweet basil (8 tsp), salt (4 cups), Seafood Boil seasoning (32 oz), and Zatarain's Crab Boil (3 bags) and stir.
Next add peanuts to seasoned boiling water and cover.
Hard boil the peanuts for the first 10 minutes.
Then reduce heat and simmer peanuts, covered, for 1 hour.
Add more water since some has evaporated during cooking.
Cook until boiling, then turn heat off and let peanuts soak for 2-3 hours in seasoned water.
Check and taste peanuts every hour until desired taste is reached.
The longer you soak the peanuts, the spicier they will become.
Once desired taste is reached, drain water and set peanuts aside.
Place peanuts in bowl to serve and enjoy!
Bag leftover peanuts in large ziplock bags to place in freezer to store if not going to eat right away.