For years I thought “Why in the world do I need a rotisserie for any of my grills?” Well, my 20 year old gas grill reached the end, and I decided to get a rotisserie with my new grill. And boy howdy am I so glad that I did! Besides making (of course) chicken and ham, I also get to make really cool treats, like these rotisserie roasted peanuts! These nuts are perfectly roasted, with just the right crunch and just the right grilled flavor.
You can make rotisserie roasted peanuts on either a gas or charcoal grill. If you’re using a gas grill don’t be afraid to add a few chunks of wood to get a bit of a smoky flavor. Don’t go crazy with it, though. You can also use a smoke box loaded with wood pellets or wood shavings. You can soak the shavings in water for 30 minutes before to keep them smoking longer.
I have a Weber rotisserie. To make these peanuts I purchased a rotisserie basket. I’ve found it to be a must-have with a rotisserie. It’s perfect for potatoes, chiles and of course, peanuts! The link to the basket can be found below the recipe.
For some reason I’ve been hankering for a bowl of roasted peanuts. They’re perfect to have on hand when watching TV or a movie. I prefer snacks with a little kick. These chipotle honey roasted peanuts hit the spot. You get a little smokiness from the chipotle, a little heat from the chili powder, and a little sweet from the honey.
I bought a few big bags of unshelled, raw peanuts. Anita and sit out on the deck in the evening and shell them. A pound-and-a-half bag of raw in-shell nuts produces about a pound of shelled nuts.
When you first take these nuts out of the oven they won’t quite be crispy. Let them cool completely before serving and they will crisp up just fine.
It’s that time of year when there are lots and lots of sports on TV. That calls for game snacks, like this tasty treat. The Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke really make these southern spicy roasted peanuts taste different from your usual roasted nuts. It’s a great flavor combination that gets better the longer the peanuts set. I recommend waiting at least 6 hours before diving in.
I found it difficult to make a bowl of golden brown roasted peanuts look sexy. But believe me, these southern spicy roasted peanuts are mighty good. So are my chipotle honey roasted nuts.