Getting Nutty: 7 Peanut Recipes

Recipe SWAT Team this week features crunchy peanut recipes
Shrimp Pad Thai
Maryse Chevriere

Shrimp Pad Thai

Though considered to be the requisite airplane or ballpark snack, peanuts are capable of being so much more in everyday cooking. Peanuts are frequently used in Asian cuisines, and are anything but the common nut that they're often thought of as.

Since March is National Peanut Month (and probably a host of other [Enter Food Here] months), the editorial team has created seven nutty recipes to make at home. Whether it's Boiled Peanuts from our Charleston-born video producer or cold sesame noodles from our copy editor, there are plenty of options to choose from, ranging from the slightly more difficult to the quick and easy.

Plus, peanuts are rich in protein, making them great for vegetarians — but keep in mind that peanuts are also high in fat. Enjoy and please feel free to share your favorite ways to eat peanuts with us!


Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles

Even though the weather is slowly getting warmer, cravings for a delicious bowl of pasta don't necessarily go away... 

— Carly Goldsmith





Gado Gado (Indonesian Cooked Vegetable Salad with Peanut Dressing)

"Gado" in Bahasa Indonesia usually means one of two things... 

— Will Budiaman





Peanut Butter- and Nutella-Filled Linzer Tarts

My father makes fantastic Linzer cookies... 

— Francesca Borgognone





Peanut-Covered Mochi Dessert

Mochi is oftentimes loved or hated, but for those who love the sweet, sticky treat... 

— Jessica Chou





Boiled Peanuts

For anyone not from the South or not familiar with boiled peanuts, it can sound like an oxymoron: 'Why would you boil a peanut?'

— Ali Rosen





Broiled & Blackened Chicken with Crushed Peanuts

A quick and easy recipe for chicken that's topped with crunchy peanuts... 

— Yasmin Fahr





Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp pad thai has always been a favorite delivery/take-out food item... 

— Maryse Chevriere