Tips to Make Restaurant-style Wasabi Sauces

Wasabi is a plant having a place with the Brassicaceae family. It is otherwise called the Japanese horseradish as it emphatically takes after a horseradish furthermore has a place with a similar family. The wasabi root, especially, is utilized for culinary purposes in view of its solid flavor and an unmistakable green shading. On the off chance that you are knowledgeable with the Japanese cooking, you might know that wasabi sauce or glue is presented with sashimi or sushi alongside the soy sauce. This glue is accessible in a few spots; be that as it may, it can likewise be made at home effectively.

Wasabi Paste Recipe

Roots of this plant are available in several parts of the world and can be used for making wasabi paste. However, it is fairly expensive. In that case, one can use finely grated wasabi powder for making paste/sauce.

Method ~ 1

  • Firstly, you should chop off the leafy end of the wasabi root.
  • Now, using a sharp grater, thinly grate the root.
  • Cover the grated wasabi and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Your wasabi paste is ready. Serve at room temperature with sushi or sashimi.

Method ~ 2

  • You should mix equal parts of water and wasabi powder to form a homogeneous mixture.
  • Cover the paste and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve at room temperature.

Wasabi Peas Recipe

As the name suggests, these are simple green peas fried and then coated with wasabi and other ingredients. If you are looking for some spicy crunchy snack, then try making these flavored peas.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds of frozen green peas
  • 8 teaspoons of wasabi powder
  • 4 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • Cooking spray

Method of Preparation

Firstly, you should thaw and drain the frozen green peas. Then, heat the oven to 225 degrees F and bake the peas for 3 hours. You should remember to coat the baking dish with cooking spray. While the peas are roasted; mix wasabi powder, vinegar and mustard in a bowl. After the prescribed period, take the peas out and add them to the mixture. Toss well so that the peas are coated properly. Bake the peas for another 15-20 minutes until the coating dries.

Wasabi Dip Recipe

➡ Wasabi Mayonnaise Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon of wasabi powder
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon water

Method of Preparation

Firstly you need to make wasabi paste by following the aforementioned method; i.e., by mixing equal parts of water and wasabi to make a paste. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Now, add mayonnaise to the paste and mix together to form a fine mixture.

➡ Wasabi Cream Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of wasabi powder
  • 1 cup of heavy whipped cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

Firstly, you need to make paste by mixing equal parts of water and wasabi powder. Now, in a bowl, mix wasabi paste, whipped cream, lemon juice and salt and stir to form a homogeneous mixture. The dip should be refrigerated for some time and served cold.