Homemade Roasted wasabi peas are simultaneously crunchy, salty, and spicy. In my opinion, that makes them the perfect snack for holidays, game days, or days that end in Y.
Okay we made it to Friday. Which means it’s also less than two weeks to go till Christmas. Wow, shocker.
So I guess I better wrap up my home-baked holiday gift idea recipes today, right? This last one is a favorite. Probably because it’s strange but good. And that basically explains my personality. Haha.
But before I get to the recipe, I wanted to talk about another gift that I like to do for close family and friends. Below is a round up of my favorite recipes from 2013. I collected them from different websites, blogs, and from my own recipes. What am I going to do with these recipes? I’m going to gift them.
There are two ways you can do this. One would be to print out each recipe with the website included. Then create a little book of recipes for a fellow foodie friend or family member. I think it’s fun to receive new ideas from friends to know your taste buds and food personality.
Another option would be to email the collection to a close friend or family member and have them pick out what they would like as an end-of-the-year dinner. Then on New Year’s Eve you can have them over for this dinner. So yes, it’s a little after Christmas, but I think the gesture is fun and who doesn’t like to receive a gift after Christmas?!
If you had to pick three of these recipes for an end of year gifting dinner, which ones would you choose? Tough decisions here people.
Alright, I saved the best for last. This recipe for spicy roasted wasabi peas is definitely a must make for the holidays.
I love giving them as a gift, because it’s unique and just plain tasty.
Homemade Spicy Roasted Wasabi Peas
Spicy, salty, and crunchy, these homemade roasted wasabi peas are the perfect healthy snack.
- 1 10oz can green peas
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 Tbsp. Wasabi powder
- 1 Tbsp. arrowroot flour (optional for crispier texture)
- 1 Tbsp. oil
- optional coatings- roll nutritional yeast after roasted and cooled.
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet. I lightly coated mine witch coconut oil. Could also use foil or parchment paper.
- Drain peas from can. Use a paper towel to gently pat them, ensuring they're as dry as possible.
- Place peas in a mixing bowl. Add the oil and spices and toss to coat.
- Spread the peas out on your baking sheet (you want them spread out evenly). Place them on the center rack of the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- I took mine out around 45 minutes and added a little more seasoning and then continued to roast for another 10 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely then you are able to store them at room temp.
Recipe Adapted From About.com
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You can decorate a mason jar or canister and fill it with the roasted wasabi peas.
And if you’re corny like me, you can write a little note saying…
” You spice up my life. Merry Christmas or happy Holidays! “
Pretty sure the kiwi will be getting these in his stocking.
Have your tried making your own roasted wasabi peas?
Corny Cotter (LC)