How to Roast English Peas

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How to Roast English Peas
Canned, frozen or fresh peas can make roasted peas. (green peas image by DianaStrizhigotskaya from Fotolia.com)

The English pea, also known as the garden pea or green pea is generally available year round. It does have a large green pod, but the pod is not edible. English peas are very nutritional, low in fat and calories but rich in protein. Roasted green peas is a common Asian snack food. They are sold at some Asian grocery stores, but with a few basic ingredients, you can make them on your own.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 2 cups green peas
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • Baking tray
  • Cooking spray
  • Paper towels
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Container

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 177 degrees Celsius. Spray your baking tray with a fine mist of cooking spray.

  2. 2

    Measure two cups of green peas. Make sure they are not moist. If necessary, dry them between two paper towels to remove excess moisture.

  3. 3

    Pour peas into a mixing bowl. Add oil. Stir until peas are coated with oil.

  4. 4

    Add in all the other ingredients. Toss the peas in the ingredients by shifting them back and fourth in the bowl. The peas should be evenly coated in the spices.

  5. 5

    Spread the peas out on the baking tray in a even, single layer coat. Put the baking tray in the oven.

  6. 6

    Allow the peas to bake for one hour. Remove them from the oven and use the spoon to turn them. Put them back in the oven for 30 minutes or until they are a brown colour.

  7. 7

    Peas should be cooled completely before you eat or store them. Store in a sealed container. Do not refrigerate.

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