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Old 10-04-2004, 07:01 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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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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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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Me???? Do I get a prize or anything????
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Old 10-04-2004, 07:19 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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Gee, thanks DS

WOW - that slaw sounds great - I'm saving it right now. It would also be great as a side for the seared ahi tuna.
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Ok.......I like the powder and use it as a paste on my sunburn. Ok Ok.........I like it with a ham sandwich.
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Old 10-04-2004, 09:35 PM   #15
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i make wasabi mashed potatoes and wasabi mashed cauliflower, and i put it on steamed veggies once in a while.
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YUM buckytom - I love cauliflower mashed like potatoes - will have to try the wasabi in them!!
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is wasabi a type of horseyradish, or is it just another root that is spicy like it so someone decided to call it japanese horseradish?
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It is VERY similar to horseradish...... now there is REAL Wasabi and then there is the fake stuff. 99% of sushi bars have the fake stuff. The cost of REAL Wasabi is HUGE! It is grown in fern-like areas. And is $50 an ounce. Thus we all munch on fake wasabi. :? BUT...... I still love it! :D
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Rumor has it that it's more like $50 - $60 a pound and maybe more

I know of nowhere to get the real stuff, which is much more subtle than the green stuff. I'd like to have it just once!!!!

Here's a link to some recipes using wasabi wasabi recipes

...and if you scroll to the bottom of the page there is a link to other wasabi recipes - if it comes up "page cannot display" click on the link in red. VERY interesting.
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My little Elf..... your knowledge of wasabi turns me on!
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