Wasabi Peas

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Spicy Japanese-style peas.

  • Source: Gourmet Sleuth
  • Contributed by Linda Furiya of the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Yield: 4 cups


2 cups dried whole peas 2 tablespoons olive oil



  1. Soak the peas in water to cover overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  3. Drain the peas, then cook them according to instructions on the package.
  4. Mix the olive oil with the cooked peas until well coated.
  5. Oil a baking sheet and spread the peas evenly across it.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 5 hours, until the peas appear dry and are crisp when bitten into.
  7. Combine the wasabi powder, tahini, rice vinegar and mustard in a mixing bowl.
  8. Combine the wasabi mixture with the hot peas making sure that all the peas are evenly coated.
  9. Using a rubber spatula, spread the peas on the baking sheet, separating as many as you can.
  10. Increase the oven temperature to 250°F.
  11. Bake the peas for 10 to 15 minutes, until the coating is dry.