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    • BountyHunter
    • By BountyHunter 30th Mar 05, 5:50 PM
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    Any uses for salted peanuts? ( WARNING - this thread may contain nuts! )
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    • 30th Mar 05, 5:50 PM
    Any uses for salted peanuts? ( WARNING - this thread may contain nuts! ) 30th Mar 05 at 5:50 PM
    Have 2 very large bags of salted peanuts looking at me every time I open the food cupboard (christmas leftovers BBE April), any suggestions edible or otherwise?
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    • moggins
    • By moggins 30th Mar 05, 5:52 PM
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    Yep, stick them in a blender with a little vegetable oil and you have peanut butter
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:02 PM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:02 PM
    Yep, stick them in a blender with a little vegetable oil and you have peanut butter
    by moggins


    Then you could make a Thai Satay Sauce with the peanut butter!






    Satay Sauce

    1/4 c Oil
    2 Cloves garlic, minced
    1 Onion, chopped
    1 ts Ground dried red chili peppers
    3 Kaffir lime leaves
    1/2 ts Curry powder
    1 tb Chopped fresh lemon grass
    1 c Coconut milk
    1/2 c Milk
    1 Two inch stick of cinnamon
    2 ts Tamarind sauce
    3 tb Fish sauce
    3 tb Brown sugar
    3 tb Lemon juice
    1 c Chunky peanut butter


    Heat your oil and saute the onion, garlic, chili peppers, bay leaf, curry powder and lemon grass a couple or three minutes. Stir in the coconut milk, milk, cinnamon, tamarind, fish sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and peanut butter. Reduce heat and stir frequently to prevent sticking. Cook about 30 minutes, watching carefully and stirring. This sauce may be served over boiled shrimp, with marinated grilled beef, or with grilled chicken.
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    • Poppy9
    • By Poppy9 30th Mar 05, 6:03 PM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:03 PM
    Give them to the Birdies. Too much salt is bad for you and overdosing on peanuts will give you tummy ache
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:39 PM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:39 PM
    there is a recipe that combines philadelphia cheese with chopped spring onions and mushed up boiled eggs, mixed all together and rolled into log shape. then roll in crushed peanuts it is yummy!!!
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 30th Mar 05, 6:53 PM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 6:53 PM
    Give them to the Birdies. Too much salt is bad for you and overdosing on peanuts will give you tummy ache
    by Poppy9
    And will kill the birds:

    Can I put out salted peanuts for the birds?
    Any opinions are my own unless otherwise stated.
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    • 30th Mar 05, 8:19 PM
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    • 30th Mar 05, 8:19 PM
    Nice recipe of my granny's for a salady side dish:

    Boiled rice - allow to cool
    Mayonnaise
    Chopped boiled eggs
    Peanuts

    Mix all together and serve - always amazes everyone when they have it for the first time how yummy it is.
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    • Poppy9
    • By Poppy9 30th Mar 05, 10:14 PM
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    by Paul Varjak
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    • By Al Mac 30th Mar 05, 10:20 PM
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    Well it either them or us
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    • crana999
    • By crana999 31st Mar 05, 12:42 AM
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    If you're concerned about the salt you could try rinsing them off then adding some to stir-fries etc
    • Poppy9
    • By Poppy9 31st Mar 05, 12:51 AM
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    I have given up salt in all homemade food so I really notice salt now when I eat out or eat Chilled meals, pizza's etc . Ate a Chicago Town cheese pizza about 6pm tonight. My mouth is still dry and salty.

    Its funny how quickly you get used to no salt. Thought I could never do it. Now I spend my time looking for unsalted pistaschio nuts etc.

    If you are struggling to give up salt in boiled potatoes my tip is to add a clove of garlic chopped in half when cooking.
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  • mink35
    I no longer use salt in spuds either Poppy. I often add a finely chopped onion to the water and then just mash it in when the spuds are cooked. Definitely don't need salt.
    Mink
    • chucklingbunny
    • By chucklingbunny 31st Mar 05, 9:10 AM
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    Carrot and Peanut Salad
    I love Nigella's carrot & peanut salad. Cheap, cheerful and terribly addictive!


    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/108085
    • BountyHunter
    • By BountyHunter 31st Mar 05, 7:07 PM
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    Cheers for the recipe ideas, was a bit concerned about the salt (not to mention calorie count but can't have everything!). Will try the washing technique for the stir fry. What about freezing nuts (no pun intended), has anyone tried?
    • Sheahaven
    • By Sheahaven 16th Mar 12, 11:30 PM
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    Um, just to bump up.

    Have recently seen Hairy Bikers Best of Biritish and brought back memories of

    PEANUT BRITTLE

    Easy to make!
  • Stephen Leak
    Warning: This thread may contain nuts.

    PEANUT SAUCE

    Most recipes for Thai peanut sauce use peanut butter. They're OK, but this recipe uses peanuts, and you can taste the difference. However, it's still just as quick and easy to make.

    Serve warm or at room temperature as a dip for spring rolls or other Asian finger foods. Combine with noodles for a cold noodle salad. Use as a sauce for chicken or beef satay, or a marinade for grilled chicken.

    Serves 4 - 6 as a dip

    INGREDIENTS

    2 cloves of garlic
    100g of peanuts
    80ml of coconut milk
    80ml of water
    2 tablespoons of fish sauce
    2 tablespoons of lime juice
    a tablespoon of brown sugar
    2 teaspoons of sesame oil
    1 teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce or a teaspoon of chilli powder
    a teaspoon of dark soy sauce

    METHOD

    Peel the garlic. Shell and skin, or wash any salt or coating off of the peanuts

    Put all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend or process to a smooth paste.

    ADDITIONS & ALTERATIONS

    Use fresh lime juice for preference, but bottled lime juice will do. One fresh lime contains about 2 tablespoons of juice.

    Add a teaspoon of tamarind juice.

    For the vegetarian version, substitute the fish sauce for light soy sauce. You can get vegetarian “fish” sauce, which is also made from soya beans.

    If it’s not salty enough, add a little more fish or light soy sauce. If it’s too salty, add a little more lime juice.

    If it’s not spicy enough, add a little more sweet chilli sauce or chilli powder.

    If it’s not sweet enough, add a little more sugar.

    TIPS

    This sauce tends to thicken as it stands. If required, add a little more coconut milk or water.

    It keeps for up to 2 weeks, kept covered in the refrigerator. It can be frozen.
    Last edited by Stephen Leak; 16-03-2012 at 11:39 PM.
  • spike7451
    They go great with a few pints.......hic
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Mar 12, 7:18 AM
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    I like to add them to salads. Any salad.

    Works for me


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    Warning: This thread may contain nuts.
    Originally posted by Stephen Leak
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    • pandora205
    • By pandora205 17th Mar 12, 7:26 AM
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    I've used salted peanuts to make peanut butter. I use groundnut oil (which is peanut oil) but wash off most of the salt before blending.

    I was reading a recipe yesterday for chocolate peanut cupcakes which sounded lush but can't find it now - There are lots of the net though.
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    • Swan
    • By Swan 17th Mar 12, 7:37 AM
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    this is a nice slightly spicy dressing with an interesting texture, I keep pack of salted peanuts in the fridge so I can make it whenever I want to

    2 Tablespoons oil
    1/2 teaspoon black/brown mustard seed
    1/4 teaspoon ground cummin
    1/2 teaspoon salt, only if peanuts are unsalted
    pinch turmeric
    2oz roasted peanuts, roughly crushed/ground
    2 Tablespoons lemon juice

    1) heat oil
    2) fry mustard seeds till they pop
    3) remove from heat & add cummin, salt if using & turmeric
    4) cool, add nuts & lemon juice

    good with rice/potato/green salads
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