In Japan, furikake is sprinkled on everything from rice and noodles to veggies and seafood. This coarse mixture of seaweed, sesame, dried seafood, sugar and salt offers umami deliciousness and a subtle, sweet flavour.
Place the wasabi peas, bonito flakes, nori, Sea Salt, sugar and Cayenne Pepper into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is well blended and powdery. Transfer to bowl.
Toast the Sesame Seeds in a dry frying pan on a medium heat for about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Immediately toss with the wasabi pea mixture and leave to cool completely.
Store in tightly covered jar in a cool, dry place up to 1 month.
Bonito flakes are flakes of dried smoked bonito, a fish in the tuna family. It is used in Japanese cuisine to add salty flavour to soup stock, sauces, and noodle and vegetable dishes.
Nori are sheets of dried seaweed used as a wrap for sushi and a garnish for soups and noodles.
Look for bonito flakes and nori in the international aisle of some supermarkets, Asian specialty markets or online.
Use Homemade Wasabi Furikake Seasoning to prepare Spicy Japanese Izakaya Style Grilled Wings.