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6 Sweet and Savoury Ways of Cooking with Peanuts

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6 Sweet and Savoury Ways of Cooking with Peanuts
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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.

SPAGHETTI WITH PEANUTS

This decadent pasta dish packs a crunch with goose crackling and peanuts with added lime for extra zing and freshness.

TOFU WITH VEGETABLES AND PEANUT SAUCE

Peanuts and tofu are natural allies. What better way than to enjoy them together in a tasty vegetarian burger.

KUNG PAO - CHINESE SPICY CHICKEN WITH PEANUTS AND CHILI

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.

Peanut Butter Sandwich

It would be impossible to miss out the beloved classic peanut butter sandwich. This one comes with lashings of jam and banana slices.

ROCKET SALAD WITH STRIPS OF MARINATED RUMP STEAK AND PEANUTS

Succulent steak comes with a delicious vibrant and crunchy topping finished off with toasted peanuts.

Home made Peanut Butter Fudge

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.

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