Wasabi Sauces: Some Great Ideas To Add Some Zing To Your Food
Wasabi is an intensely flavorful Japanese condiment. Most people know it as something eaten with sushi, but there are so many more ways to use it! This article has some wasabi sauce recipes (creamy or soy sauce-based). And also introduces on with what these sauces go well with (Hamburg steak, salads, fish).
Different Kinds Of Wasabi
Wasabi Soy Sauce
Just Use It As A Basic Dipping Sauce
As A Salad Dressing
> 1 Tbsp of soy sauce
> 3 Tbsp of vinegar (rice vinegar if you have some)
> 1 Tbsp of sesame oil
> 1 tsp of wasabi
> 1 tsp of sugar (or 1 Tbsp of Japanese mirin)
For the salad, avocados, tomatoes, chicken, and quinoa work well. Try to add some almonds to your salad too. Almond with a soy sauce and wasabi coating is a popular snack in itself, so that should be good.
Japanese Wasabi Soy Sauce For Hamburg Steak
> 4 Tbsp of soy sauce
> 4 Tbsp of vinegar (rice vinegar if you have some)
> 2 Tbsp of ponzu sauce (ponzu sauce is a lemony and savory Japanese sauce)
> 2 tsp of sugar
> 2 tsp or more of wasabi
For this sauce, just heat up all the ingredients in a saucepan. You might want to add the wasabi last, gradually tasting the sauce as you add the wasabi little by little. Wasabi can have an overpowering taste if you add too much. This sauce can work well for a basic steak as well!
Creamy Wasabi Sauce
> 4 Tbsp of mayonnaise
> 1 Tbsp of soy sauce
> 1 Tbsp of olive oil
> 1 1/2 Tbsp of wasabi
> Black pepper to taste
This makes a great dipping sauce for spring rolls. You can also use it in your sandwiches or hamburgers.
White Wasabi Sauce For Fish
> 1 Tbsp of butter
> 1 Tbsp of flour
> 2 tsp of wasabi (or to taste)
> 150 ml of milk
> 1 tsp of soy sauce
> salt to taste
In a frying pan or saucepan, melt in together the butter, flour, and wasabi until they form a paste.
Then add gradually the milk on low heat while mixing it to the paste. Once you've added all the milk, add the soy sauce and salt to taste. You're done. This is a delicious sauce that goes particularly well with white fish.
Where To Buy Wasabi Products
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