Chile-Lime Peanuts

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Chile-Lime Peanuts

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2013


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced Thai or serrano chiles
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chiles and lime zest. Cook, stirring, 15 seconds. Add peanuts, sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring, until glossy and fragrant, about 4 minutes; let them cool to room temperature.

Cook's Notes

Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week (if they last that long).


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