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'Strange Flavour' Peanut Blend

4.8/5 from 4 Customers

‘Strange flavour’ peanuts (guai wei huang sheng) are an incredibly moreish sweet, salty and spicy snack from China. They’re traditionally made by frying or candying peanuts flavoured with Sichuan pepper, chilli and sesame - this quick version is made in the oven, but with the same delicious 'strange flavours' as the original!

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‘Strange flavour’ peanuts (guai wei huang sheng) are an incredibly moreish sweet, salty and spicy snack from China. They’re traditionally made by frying or candying peanuts flavoured with Sichuan pepper, chilli and sesame - this quick version is made in the oven, but with the same delicious 'strange flavours' as the original!

‘STRANGE FLAVOUR’ PEANUT BLEND (1 portion = 2 tbsp): Sichuan pepper, white SESAME, chives, onion, garlic, chilli, cumin, paprika

May contain CELERY and MUSTARD. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

‘Strange Flavour’ Peanuts Recipe:

PREP 0 mins
COOK 20 mins
HEAT 2
Serves 4 as a snack

You Need:

200g roasted salted peanuts
1 egg white (any size) or use an extra 1 tbsp oil for a vegan version
2 tbsp sugar
1 portion of ‘STRANGE FLAVOUR’ PEANUT BLEND

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
Mix the egg white with the sugar, 1 tbsp oil, 'STRANGE FLAVOUR' PEANUT BLEND and ¼ tsp salt to a smooth paste, then stir in the peanuts
Bake the peanut mix on a baking parchment lined tray for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, or until the nuts are dark golden-brown and the seasoning is caramelised and crispy around the edges
Leave to cool before serving

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Product Rating (4):

4/5

We received the peanut blend as a free sample and made it immediately because we love peanuts! It is quick and easy to make and the result is delicious! I wouldn't say it is a strange flavour. I think there is a hint of a real Chinese flavour that we recognised from our holidays in China! Scrumptious and moreish!

We're so happy to hear how much you loved this free sample, Tony, and that it bought back happy memories of your travels in China! Guaiwei (which translates as 'strange flavour') is a common Chinese culinary term, referring to the unusual combination of numbingly hot Sichuan pepper with salty, savoury, umami and sweet notes. We think it's pretty delicious too!

5/5

Needed much more than 10 mins in the oven but so tempting that I could hardly hold back from scoffing the lot. Different but very tasty.

They look great! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this free sample - tongue-tingling and unusual, but so very moreish! And thanks for your feedback about the cooking time, too.

5/5

This caught my eye, really glad it did too. Dead easy to make and you get a snack that wouldn't seem out of place being served in a paper cone by an Asian street vendor. I hope it's back in stock soon.

We're so pleased to hear how much you loved the strange, sweet and spicy flavour of this moreish snack! I'm afraid it's unlikely to be back in stock anytime soon, as it was originally made as a free sample (using up excess spices from out monthly subscription boxes to prevent any waste) - but if you want to recreate it yourself, mix: 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika, ¾ tsp chilli flakes, 1 tbsp sesame seeds and ¼ tsp ground Sichuan pepper!

5/5

These are the afternoon snack you never knew you needed! They’re dangerously moreish and I now can’t imagine not having them to snack on every day. Any one that comes round my house from now on will be getting a portion!

We're so happy to hear how much you're loving this sweet, salty, spicy Chinese snack, Natalie!

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