A southern treat my husband was craving from his childhood in Florida. I'm posting the recipe so I have it handy in my cook book. :) Never tried them myself so I'm anxious to what his fuss is about...
Boiled Peanuts Recipe
Judging from the many variations on recipes for boiled peanuts, there appears to be no wrong way to boil green peanuts. The important thing is the many tastings needed to determine when they are done. You must taste test the boiled peanuts for saltiness and firmness, as some people prefer soft nuts to firmer ones.You can also add spices to add different flavors, I see canjun flavor is popular as well as adding hot sauce or cayenne pepper to the boiling mix to add kick I don't know how much though I assume it's preferential.
*NOTE* I'm using a bag of roasted peanuts still in the shell as I am in California and this is all I could find in the store. Also it seems Valencia peanuts are recommended because they have better flavor but my package doesn't say what type they are...My research says Valencia are the most common though.