Side Dish

Hawaiian Boiled Peanuts with Basil and Hot Chili

Raw peanuts get pressure cooked with a bouquet of beautiful island aromatics, including our Hawaiian hot chilis and fragrant basil, for an irresistible snack served hot or cold.


  • 12 ounces raw peanuts
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced ginger
  • 5 Hawaiian hot chilis  
  • 5, 1-inch strips of orange zest
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 large basil stems or sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon whole white peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt  
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • Water


Step 1

Sift through peanuts and remove any debris then rinse thoroughly.

Step 2

Place all ingredients in the pot of a pressure cooker and cover with water. Weigh down peanuts with oven safe plate or container. Lock pressure cooker lid and set to cook on high for 65 minutes.

Step 3

Safely release steam valve and allow steam to completely escape before opening pressure cooker.

Step 4

Drain peanuts and enjoy warm or allow to cool before serving.