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Old 10-04-2004, 08:01 PM   #1
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I first had wasabi at an Asian restaurant in Eugene named Bamboo. They served food for nearly all Asian kitchens. It was served with a vegetarian sushi appetizer (daughter is a vegetarian) and was wonderful. I found it in a tube and mix with mayo for a sandwich, into salad dressing, marinades, etc. Even use is instead of regular horseradish for shrimp coctaill sauce. Now I cannot find the tubed one, only the powdered one and I like it better. How do you guys use it.

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Old 10-04-2004, 08:07 PM   #2
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I first had wasabi at an Asian restaurant in Eugene named Bamboo. They served food for nearly all Asian kitchens. It was served with a vegetarian sushi appetizer (daughter is a vegetarian) and was wonderful. I found it in a tube and mix with mayo for a sandwich, into salad dressing, marinades, etc. Even use is instead of regular horseradish for shrimp coctaill sauce. Now I cannot find the tubed one, only the powdered one and I like it better. How do you guys use it.

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Old 10-04-2004, 08:08 PM   #3
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I have a powder. I mix it with cold water.... cover it for about 15 minutes and then serve. I only use it for sushi though. BUT I had a mayo with wasabi and it was very good! :D
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I use the powder when I make the Sushi Cake and when we make sushi here at home I usually just use the tube. I do like the powder - it's quite good. But I have not used it as an ingredient in anything else.

Well, I take that back sort of. The other way I use it is when I cook either salmon or sashimi grade tuna I first marinate the fish in a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil. Rub the fish with the wasabi, dredge each side in toasted sesame seeds, and then top with a sheet of nori that has been cut to fit the fish and then sear in a really HOT pan.

AND I have used it in mashed potatoes as a side when we had the ahi tuna. GREAT subtle heat and flavor.
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I thought Wasabi was a member of DiscussCooking. Other tan that it is a must with Sashimi. The green Wasabi that is.
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Old 10-04-2004, 08:19 PM   #9
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I make a coleslaw using wasabi powder....a nice change from the usual slaw..
2t wasabi powder
1Tb water
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1Tb finely grsated ginger
1Tb fresh lime juice
1/3c rice wine vinegar
1/4c peanut oil
1Tb honey
Kosher salt freshly ground pepper
Combine the wasabi powder and water in a sm. bowl. Whisk in the garlic, ginger, lime juice, vinegar, oil and honey..season w/salt and pepper.
The Slaw
1 lg head of Napa cabbage or your choice shredded
2 lg casrrots shredded
4 scasllions sliced finely on the bias
1 c finely sliced snow peas on the bias

Add wasabi dressing and toss w/toastedd sesame seeds.
Most of all Enjoy!
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