A very simple, and surprisingly refreshing dish. This can be served when hot, or after refrigeration and cold.
2 cups of shelled raw peanuts (if salted, add less salt in the water)
1-2 star anise
2 cup of chopped celery
add peanuts to about 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Add 2 TBs of salt (if peanuts already salted add 1/2 that amount)
add 1-2 star anise to the water
boil water until the peanuts just start to get soft.
add chopped celery and cook additionally for about 1 minute.
drain and serve.