Monday, June 23, 2008

Flavor of Wasabi

Wasabi is a root known as "Japanese horseradish", categorize has a spice. The pungent taste leaves a burning sensation instantly and disappears quickly. Other than sushi, I already tasted the Japanese wasabi green peas! It is a spicy snack which gave me an itching sensation to my tongue sengihnampakgigi

My wasabi paste was just resting in my pantry until Kaykat came up with "Think Wasabi", event started by Sunita "Think Spice.. think".

I decided to prepare the sweet onions rings flavored with wasabi and for those who need more kick like me, I made the wasabi sour cream dip kenyit Spicy buddies , you gonna shower me with hugs love and those who hate spice , guys you are really missing something in your lifetime putuscinte

For the onion rings, I fetched Emeril’s recipe. But i made modifications.


Wasabi onion rings and wasabi dip

Wasabi Onion rings with wasabi sour cream dip

Ingredients:

Onion: 1 (I used white has more strong and spicy flavor) sliced in ½ inch .

Butter milk: 1 cup

Wasabi paste: 1 tsp

Salt: per ur taste or (1/4 tsp)

Liquid batter:Mix wasabi, salt in buttermilk . Soak the onion rings in buttermilk.


Flour: 1 cup

Baking powder: 1 tsp

Salt:¼ tsp or more for ur taste

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Take the soaked onion rings and dredge in flour . Arrange in plate and dip again in buttermilk mixture and coat with flour and shake of any excess.

Oil:to deep fry.

Heat your fryer for 350 and deep fry. Or fill oil for deep-frying in deep vessel and fry it. Drain in paper towl and enjoy with wasabi sour cream.

Wasabi sour cream

Sour Cream:1/2 cup

Wasabi paste: 1 tsp

Salt: a pinch

Mix all together in bowl. Enjoy ur wasabi ring with wasabi dip.

Note : I felt after deep-frying the wasabi flavor disappear or may be evaporated! Sounds crazy but true!
I made some roasted wasabi peanuts, I end up with no trace of wasabi, good thing I finished already ¾ of my tube.

Already I feel many of my spicy buddies lapar over my onion rings!

28 comments:

kamala said...

Seen lots of Wasabi recipes in 2 days..Cham i never used this before..Want to try immediately..The rings are beautiful.

Laavanya said...

I tasted a wasabi mustard once not knowing it contained wasabi and the sensation send my head spinning. For a few seconds I didn't know what hit me! I can't say I loved it but haven't tried it since then... this looks like a good mild first-step Chams. Been so long since I had onion rings.

Cham said...

Kamalaunusual flavor of spice i would say :)
Laav:U r right the sweetness of onion and sour cream balance well the pungent flavor of wasabi ..

Suma Rajesh said...

rings r fantastic...first hearing wasabi sause....nicely presented...

Asha said...

Itching, temp. brain electrocution and everything!:D
Looks great, onion rings are yummy with it.Taste of Wasabi, we need to get used to it!:))

Devi Priya said...

I tasted the wasabi peas. I love wasabi and the sensation it sends to my nose! Good recipe... I can already sense it goes to my nose with the picture you have posted.

Uma said...

he, he! well said dear spice buddy! I can feel that tingling feeling just by looking at the picture. I tasted wasabi when we lived in Japan. I love that taste. the onion rings look so mouth-watering cham!

Swati Raman Garg said...

onion rings looks perfect cham.... and yeah lots of hugs to you :)

Rachel said...

I love the immediate blast it give me..the wasabi I mean..

Wasabi Sourcream..This I got to try!

Sujatha said...

Onions rings look fabulous! Perfect Snack..

BTW, you have something waiting in my blog.. Please do checkout. Hope you enjoy.

Andhra Flavors said...

You people are rocking with wasabi. even i dont know anything abt wasabi.:(

Aparna said...

Never tasted wasabi before and its not available here. I saw some wasabi peas on the supermarket shelf the other day. But didn't dare pick it up after all those stories I've been reading about.:D

Sunshinemom said...

Perfect rings - The picture says it all! Lovely:) You make me want to try it!

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

OMG! they look fantastic Cham!! I am really impressed at the creativity of my fellow bloggers..you all managed to make something with wasabi, eh!? onion rings are JM's favourite, looks like I'll have to make these now ;-)

Happy cook said...

Cham you ae so creative to ass wasabi to the mix.
Love the onions doen like that

Sailaja said...

Nice spicy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

never heard of wasabi recipes before, looks like this is one tongue teaser, given its spicy nature. Can only marvel at the type of recipes that you keep churning out.

Richa said...

aah! onion rings :) now adding wasabi is a cool twist, good one cham!

Madhavi said...

Wasabi sour cream, wow that's really great with beautiful onion rings. Great recipe Cham!!!!

Kalai said...

Wow... Onion rings with wasabi sounds like a wonderful idea! :)

Hetal said...

love onion rings...these look yummy.

Kaykat said...

Wow wow wow! Onions rings were always a weakness, now I can't wait to try these out.

Thanks for an awesome entry!

meeso said...

I love Wasabi! This looks too good, I can almost taste it!

Divya Vikram said...

I have never had Wasabi..sounds too good..And the dip is too appealing Cham

SASHREE said...

wow cham onion rings are looking yummy cham

Sia said...

i had very bad experience eating wasabi and since then i am keeping myself atleast 1 km away from it ;)

Madhuram said...

Even I have not tasted wasabi. Your onion rings look perfect Cham.

Miri said...

Wow! that must be one tasty dish - love the spiciness of wasabi!