Wasabi Peas

wasabi peas
This is a recipe for making your own Wasabi Peas.  Dried peas are coated with a mixture of wasabi powder, Dijon mustard and tahini.  This makes a delicious spicy snack. The dried peas do need to be soaked overnight so plan ahead when you want to make these. There is also a 5 hour dry time required before you can use the soaked peas.
Recipe By: Linda Furiya of the San Francisco Chronicle
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  • Serves4 Cups

Ingredients

Instructions

Soak The Peas

Soak the peas in water to cover overnight.  You can buy  Whole Dried Peas on Amazon.com

Cook The Peas

Preheat the oven to 200°. Drain the peas, then cook them according to instructions on the package. Mix the olive oil with the cooked peas until well coated.

Oven Dry The Peas

Oil a baking sheet and spread the peas evenly across it. Place in the oven and bake for 5 hours, until the peas appear dry and are crisp when bitten into.

Prepare The Wasabi Mixture

Combine the wasabi powder, tahini, rice vinegar and mustard in a mixing bowl.

Combine the wasabi mixture with the hot peas making sure that all the peas are evenly coated.

Roast The Wasabi Peas

Using a rubber spatula, spread the peas on the baking sheet, separating as many as you can. Increase the oven temperature to 250°. Bake the peas for 10 to 15 minutes, until the coating is dry. 

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Wasabi Peas Nutrition Information

PER 1/4 CUP: 135 calories
7 g protein
19 g carbohydrate
3 g fat (1 g saturated)
0 cholesterol
22 mg sodium
3 g fiber

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