Spicy Sesame Peanuts

Other than popping these in your mouth, obvious uses for these nuts are their inclusion in sesame noodles and shredded salads with chicken, shrimp or crabmeat. Drink with sake.

Dark and nutty, toasted sesame oil is pressed from, well, you guessed it: toasted sesame seeds. It is most commonly used in Asian cooking and once you using it in your cooking, it is hard to go back to the lighter, less fragrant run of the mill sesame oil. It does need to be used sparingly as it will certainly overpower almost any dish.

Spicy Sesame Peanuts
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cups lightly toasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons hot sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¾- 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 ½- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Place the peanuts, oil, garlic powder, ginger, pepper flakes and chili powder in a bowl and toss until the nuts are well coated.
  3. Transfer to a baking sheet and place in the oven.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the salt and set aside to cool for 1 hour.