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Looking for a snack with a kick? Wasabi peas are sure to open your eyes, and your taste buds! Crunchy, spicy and oh-so-good, wasabi peas are a must-have snack for spice seekers.
Mirror Online columnist Gary Bainbridge warns against tempting spicy cinema snacks. If my number of years on this earth have taught me anything, it is this: if you try anything new, congratulations, you have found a new way to come to grief. But occasionally I forget, or remember and do it anyway, like a small child warned by the waiter in a Chinese restaurant, after seeing Gerry Marsden playing Jack in Jack And The Beanstalk at the Liverpool Empire, not to touch that very hot plate.
When we were introduced to fresh wasabi, we were in awe of its appearance, aroma and taste—as opposed to the knobs of dyed horseradish that show up on our sushi plates. After trying some, we were inspired to recreate one of our favorite snacks, wasabi peas, in which crisp peas are coated in a spicy wasabi paste. You have to use freeze-dried peas for this recipe. The freeze-dried ones are easy to find and make a world of difference.
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You may think wasabi peas and other snack foods made from vegetables are a healthy choice, but they're often dense in calories so be conscious of your portion size when eating them. Unlike many processed snack foods, wasabi peas do provide fiber and protein, but they lack many additional vitamins and minerals. Over time, consuming too many high-calorie snack foods may lead to weight gain and nutritional deficiencies.
I am always looking for a healthier snack and I love the idea of crunchy, tasty peas that might be like my smoky roasted chickpeas but I could buy them instead of make them. Wasabi peas are fried peas with a horseradish, sugar, and salt on them. You can find them in most Asian sections of the supermarket.