this post is about one of my next intended projects. it is for a recipe i found which tries to reproduce those crunchy, hot and spicy wasabi peas.
ever since i had these [now many] years ago, i have wondered how they were made and what was included to make them taste so good. i also pondered whether they could successfully be made at home or not and if it was even worth trying.
sometimes, it is just easier to buy things.
a recipe to make these addictive peas comes from the san francisco chronicle and is as follows:
yields 4 cups
2 cups dried whole peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
coating for making wasabi peas :
4 teaspoons wasabi powder
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
preheat oven to 200°.
soak the peas in water to cover overnight. next day, drain peas, then cook according to instructions on package.
mix olive oil with cooked peas until well coated.
oil baking sheet and spread peas evenly across it.
place pan in the oven and bake 5 hours, until peas appear dry and crisp. test to see.
combine wasabi powder, tahini, rice vinegar and mustard in a mixing bowl.
combine wasabi mixture with hot peas making sure all the peas are evenly coated.
using a rubber spatula, spread the peas on the baking sheet. separate as many as you can.
increase oven temperature to 250° and bake the peas for 10 to 15 minutes, until the coating has dried.
i hope this recipe works! i shall post the results when i have them.