1-1/2 lbs raw peanuts
1/3 C Hawaiian or Kosher salt
1 Gallon water
6-8 whole star anise pods
2″ piece of fresh ginger, cut into coins
Pinch of black pepper (to taste)
Rinse the peanuts then place in a large pot cover with water and soak for 30 minutes to 12 hours (you may need to use a pot top, plate, or resealable plastic bag filled with water to help keep the peanuts submerged). The longer you soak the peanuts, the less time they’ll need to simmer so I’d recommend going longer if you have the time.
Drain the water, cover the peanuts with fresh water, add the remaining ingredients and stir. Bring to a boil over medium heat. When it boils, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring every 15 minutes.
Start checking the peanuts after 1 hour of cooking. Remove one peanut from the liquid, let it cool slightly then peel it open and taste the peanut it’s done when it has the texture of a cooked bean. You may need up to 2 hours total. You’re only going for the cooked texture at this point so don’t worry too much about flavor.
Remove the peanuts from the heat and let cool in cooking water for 30 minutes to 2 hours. (Don’t skip this step because it’s essential to helping the peanuts get fully seasoned.)
Drain and store refrigerated until ready to eat. (These taste best when consumed within 7 days.)
If you want to experience a “fun” “luau”, you may as well consider this one as it’s only one mile from Hale Nalo.
Yes, it is kitschy and no, it has nothing to do with authentic Hawaiian culture, but for a fun light-hearted night out right around the corner, it could be fun.
Check out their webpage and YouTube video.
We’ve been seeing them making their way to shore, a little puff here or there. But today! TODAY I saw a whale jump out of the water in a spectacular breach.
OH MY, it took my breath away.
If you come in the winter (Dec-Jan-Feb-Mar-Apr) there is a great chance that you too will view these beautiful whales in their winter habitat. They travel from Alaska to have their babies and bask in the warm waters of the Pacific during the northern cold winter months. I go viewing several times a week, and I’m always happy to have the company of my guests. Free whale viewing expeditions, only found at Hale ‘Nalo
Cast of characters: Larry Manetti (as “Rick”), Tom Selleck (as Magnum), Roger Mosely (as “TC”), John Hillerman (as “Higgins”)
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