This is hot stuff! In fact, it was a little too spicy for my co-taster and I. To get the full flavor effect, I attempted to test this peanut butter straight from the jar. Not the best move, but luckily I had a glass of water handy.
We prepared the recipe that came with the jar, Spicy Oven Roasted Potatoes. The recipe called for 4 medium potatoes. I opted to use half russet potatoes and half sweet potatoes. This turned out to be a wiser move than my first one. We both agreed that the sweet potatoes complimented the spicy peanut butter flavor nicely. The regular russet potatoes did not meld nearly as well. I would also reduce the amount of peanut butter used in the recipe by about half (it called for a full half cup), as the spice did overwhelm at times.
The ingredients are organic roasted peanuts, red pepper, paprika, salt, spices, and lime oil. It sounds like a very unique mix, though I would request that they go a bit lighter on the red pepper in the next go around, perhaps moving it down a spot or two on the ingredient list. A second recipe suggestion mentions adding 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter to your favorite chili. I think this would be an excellent combination, particularly if your chili as a bit of sweetness (from vegetables) and provided that you have not yet added any cayenne.
- Pros: Made with organic roasted peanuts; Trans fat-free; All-natural ingredients; Comes with recipe suggestions; High in protein; Low in sugar; Moderate in sodium; Also available in a deli tub
- Cons: Too spicy for our test group
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- A Boost to Chili
- Those Who Like it Hot
Where to Buy:
- Online – Direct from Peanut Better, I recommend picking up their sampler for a 10% discount and to find your favorite flavor.
- In Store – It is available in many stores nationwide. I have spotted peanut better in several Whole Foods and mainstream grocers such as Safeway. Though each seem to carry just a few flavors.