What else can I use instead of Salt?

by Brian
(Incirlik Air Base Turkey)

Will garlic salt give a different flavor? What other flavors can I try?

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May 08, 2011
Boiled Peanut Spices and Flavors
by: Bret

Thanks for your question. It's exciting for us to get a comment from Turkey.

Yes, add any flavors that you like to your boiled peanuts. There are no strict rules for boiled peanut flavors. Anything goes when spicing up boiled peanuts.

Worldwide boiled peanut recipes add a great variety of flavors; salt, sea salt, dried pepper flakes, jalapeno peppers, old bay seasoning, shrimp and crawfish boil seasoning, sugar, jaggery, star anise, turmeric, Chinese 5 spice, cilantro, onion, lemon, fresh garlic, Szechuan peppercorn, chicken stock, pork stock, cayenne pepper, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder. chili powder, thyme, sweet basil, bay leaf, Cajun spice mixes, Creole spice mixes, hot sauces, etc.

You may want to visit Cajun Boiled Peanuts Recipes for more recipes.

Last night we boiled a batch of peanuts in the pressure cooker using 1 gallon of water, 1 pound of dried Valencia peanuts, 7 tablespoons table salt, 3 tablespoons freeze dried garlic, 3 tablespoons dried pepper flakes. They are delicious!

The only downside to using garlic salt vs. pure garlic powder (or raw or freeze dried garlic) along with pure salt, is that you don't know the ratio of salt to garlic in the blend.

I like to know exactly how much salt I use along with my spices when boiling peanuts. This allows me to repeat or modify recipes that I prefer.

As long as your boiled peanuts taste good to you, it does not matter what spices you use. Please share any boiled peanut recipes that you try and like with us here.

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