Fragrant Braised Peanuts

Ingredients

200g peanuts (use the bigger type), preferably soaked overnight
3g tong kwai
2g liquorice stick (kam chou)
1g mandarin peel
1 star anise
3cm cinnamon stick
3g chuen koong
1 tsp chopped garlic

{Seasoning}

2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp Premium oyster sauce
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp thick soy sauce
1/8 tsp pepper
60g cane rock sugar

Method

Rinse soaked peanuts and drain well in a colander. Combine tong kwai, liquorice stick, chuen koong, mandarin peel, star anise, cinnamon stick, garlic and water in a saucepan. Bring to boil for 1–2 minutes.

Add in peanuts and seasoning. Continue to boil for 3–4 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1½ -2 hours or until peanuts are soft and tasty.

Serve peanuts as an appetizer before a meal or even as a snack.

Note: The peanuts will cook faster and softer if pressure-cooked for 30 minutes.


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