4 Favorite Wasabi Recipes
How to Make Wasabi Sauce, Dip and Wasabi Lime Dressing
There are a few basic variations of real wasabi sauce that compliment fish dishes perfectly, however, Wasabi is not just for sushi and fish dishes. It is also a great flavor enhancer for vegetables, noodle dishes, chicken and so much more. Wasabi sauce also makes a wonderful dip for potstickers, egg rolls or dumplings.
The flavors that naturally go with wasabi are of course soy or tamari, but, ginger, sesame, garlic, and even lime also make for very tasty flavor combinations.
So without further ado, here are 4 favorite wasabi sauce recipes:
WASABI GINGER GARLIC SAUCE
It doesn’t matter what you like to eat – this Wasabi Ginger Garlic Sauce is a great condiment for it. Make this once and it will become a staple in your repertoire.
2 oz soy or tamari sauce
2 oz dry sherry
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 piece of fresh ginger, about an inch
1 tsp Real Wasabi Powder
1 clove of garlic
Put the Soy Sauce in the little bowl
Add the sherry to the bowl
Add the sesame oil to the bowl
Stir Real Wasabi Powder into the soy sauce, sherry, and sesame oil
Taste and add more Wasabi Powder if desired
Trim, peel and finely grate the ginger
Put all ingredients into a jar and refrigerate, shake well before use.
WASABI LIME DRESSING / MARINADEThis dressing goes with a number of things, but I prefer it with chicken and fish meals as a dressing or a dipping sauce.
1/4 cup lightly seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 tsp Real Wasabi powder, more to taste if you like
1/4 tsp. cold water [enough to make a stiff paste with the wasabi powder]
juice of 1 small lime
1 pinch sea salt
Make Wasabi Paste by mixing Real Wasabi 100% Pure Wasabi Powder with cold water to make a stiff paste. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
Mix together other ingredients.
Add Wasabi Powder and stir until all ingredients well mixed.
This dressing can be stored, covered, in a fridge for several days. Stir well before use.
CREAMY WASABI DIP
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Real Wasabi Powder
Mix ingredients and serve with pita chips or put a dollop on sauteed vegetables.
CREAMY WASABI DRESSING
¼ cup of rice vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon miso
1 teaspoon Real Wasabi Powder
1 teaspoon Mirin
Mix ingredients and serve with salad