Salted, roasted, beer covered, in the shell or spiced, peanuts have always been a familiar snacking food as well as being enjoyed smothered onto sandwiches as a butter. But have you discovered the joys of cooking with peanuts?
Whole or chopped peanuts peanuts lend themselves well to both sweet and savoury cooking. They add a distinctive quality to Asian food like satay sauce as well as being a delicious garnish on noodles or stir-fries. In sweets they are also great baked into cookies or pies.
If might also surprise you to know that peanuts are actually legumes, and grow beneath the ground and have a particularly rich protein concentration.
Take a look at these sweet and savoury peanut recipes and you'll find out that the humble ground nut has a lot to offer when it comes to cooking up a tasty dish.
This decadent pasta dish packs a crunch with goose crackling and peanuts with added lime for extra zing and freshness.
Peanuts and tofu are natural allies. What better way than to enjoy them together in a tasty vegetarian burger.
Peanuts are an essential ingredient in Chinese cookery. This dish is a great example of the tasty notes they add to a dish alongside chilli and chicken.
It would be impossible to miss out the beloved classic peanut butter sandwich. This one comes with lashings of jam and banana slices.
Succulent steak comes with a delicious vibrant and crunchy topping finished off with toasted peanuts.
This no cook peanut butter fudge is a really simple way of making up something sweet and special either for a gift or kids treat.