Spiced Peanuts

By Jimmy Kennedy, & Justin Brouillard
Cook Ambassadors

Peanuts are, by far, my favorite boat snack. I keep a big can of them on the floor of the boat during every tournament or anytime I’m going to be on the water all day. They’re quick, healthy and tasty. This recipe takes regular roasted peanuts to the next level with a dry rub or any spices or herbs that you enjoy. If you like them spicy, throw in some extra black pepper and cayenne.


  • 4 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub, store-bought or homemade, or any spices and/or dried herbs
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over a fire, stove or grill over medium heat. 
  2. Put the peanuts in a medium-size bowl and drizzle the oil over the peanuts while stirring. Make sure they are fairly well-coated with the oil. 
  3. Add the seasoning of your choice and stir again to coat the peanuts. 
  4. When well-coated with the seasoning, add the peanuts to the skillet and heat while stirring. It should only take 3 or 4 minutes.
  5. When the peanuts start to turn a little darker color, remove from the heat and serve while warm. You can also let them cool and keep them in a resealable container at room temperature for days.

Enjoy, and remember to go outside! 

Yield: 4 cups peanuts
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

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