Cooking With Wasabi or Wasabi Recipes
Does anyone cook with wasabi? I've tried this on crackers and it is terrible. I read where the smell of it can equal that of smelling salts!
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I tasted wasabi once and I thought I was going to throw up, I didn't but I did spit it out. You probably need to be trained from young to eat that plant but its absolutely disgusting.
Wasabi is awesome! it is strong yes but has its place and use just like any spicy food. I do not think as a cracker spread it is ideal but in a soup of with Sushi it is really good. Pickled ginger compliments wasabi nicely as well.
Take your favorite greens place in a hot pan with a bit of veggie broth and some miso paste and wasabi (Small amount you only want to add to the mix not over power it) and you have a tasty hot treat.
I like peanut butter picked ginger and wasabi sandwich as well. Heavy on the ginger. Also remember if you have wasabi in your mouth do not breath out your nose will hate you.
lol No the trick is do not exhale with wasabi in your mouth the fumes will burn you nose to the seventh heaven.
I agree wasabi crackers seem unlikely to be tasty. The wasabi covered peanuts are not bad but rather blah in over all taste as the wasabi over powers the nut to much.
In soup or a sauce a small bit of wasabi is nice. Even dissolved into soy sauce mixed to your personal heat level it makes nice stir fries also.
But yes I love Jerk chicken, curries (Caribbean and Indian) and much adore Scotch bonnets mixed with mango in a sauce. So heat does not bug me too bad.
If you didn't grow up eating wasabi then it will be hard to get used to. The taste has to be acquired and on the first try it must have been prepared right or you'll want it banished from your mouth forever.
I know exactly how JB feels. The thing needs to stay in the ground where it belongs. Once I tasted it and I thought I was taking some kind of hallucinogenic drug, terrible.