furikake is japanese rice seasoning and it is SO yum. it’s typically a mixture of dried bonito flakes, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar and salt. i keep a seasoning jar handy for whenever i’m feeling lazy bones for dinner. i’ll make steamed rice, a fried egg and will sprinkle a generous amount of furikake right on top. it’s the best ever.
here i take david lebowitz’ candied peanut recipe and jazz it up. i use a mixture of salted, roasted peanuts, corn nuts (yup) and furikake.
trust me on this one! this has the perfect amount of sweet, salty and umami.
- 2 cups of roasted, salted peanuts
- 1 cup of salted corn nuts
- 1 cup of sugar
- ⅓ cup of water
- ¼ cup furikake
- in a medium pan combine the peanuts, corn nuts, sugar, water and furikake
- heat over moderate heat, stirring frequently
- the sugar should crystallize
- the mixture will look sandy at this point
- continue to stir for a few more minutes scraping up any of the syrup from the bottom of the pan
- cool the peanut mixture on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet