Strange Flavor Peanuts recipe


  • 1/2 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole sichuan peppercorns*
  • 1 or 2 whole dried hot chilis with seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2–1 inch section of ginger*
  • 1 tablespoon chinkiang vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole, unsalted, skinned peanuts*


  • Mortar and pestle
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Stainless steel pan, carbon steel pan, or wok*
  • Food or candy thermometer*
  • Wooden spoon
  • Aluminum baking tray*
  • Parchment paper or cling wrap


1. Making the Flavor Paste


On the equipment:



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Adrian M Ryan

Adrian M Ryan

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