Smoked Peanut Butter
September 13, 2013
In case you haven’t noticed, I barbecue and grill A LOT. Yet like so many of my fellow competition cooks, eating meat while in the heat of battle can be a daunting task. It’s for that reason alone that I can always be found with at least one peanut butter-based snack in my pocket.
But why buy something that so many other cooks make at home with just a few simple ingredients? And why not add a bit of that lovely smoke flavor by roasting the peanuts over live fire? The result was smoked peanut butter…
Smoked Chunky-Style Peanut Butter
- 1 lb. unsalted, unshelled peanuts
- 5 tbsp. peanut oil
- Honey to taste
- Salt to taste
Prepare the grill for high heat cooking. Add 2-3 chunks of your favorite smoking wood, a handful of wood chips or 2-3 briquettes of Kingsford Smokehouse Briquettes.
Pour peanuts in to an oven safe baking dish or disposable aluminum half pan (a.k.a. half the size of a lasagna pan) and place on the grill. Allow the peanuts to roast for approximately 20 minutes until lightly browned, turning the peanuts frequently to avoid burning.
Remove the peanuts from direct heat and remove from shells. Place the peanuts and peanut oil in to a blender or food processor and pulse until it begins to form in to a paste but remains chunky. Add honey and salt to taste.
–Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor