Wasabi Leaves & Stem
Wasabi leaves are large, heart shaped and have a wasabi flavour with a mild wasabi heat. Thinly sliced and dressed with one of our Japanese ponzus they make for a rich, bold, citrus dressed salad. Or combine with one of our sesame oils for a more delicate dressing. Very popular in Japan fried in tempura batter leaves are also excellent stir fried, sautéed or boiled with noodles and stews.
Traditionally pickled in sake lees, stems have an excellent crunch with a radish and spring onion flavour when raw. They work well in stews and casseroles and make an excellent stirrer for a wasabi Bloody Mary!
Leaves are sent in 250g bunches with stems attached.
Each bunch has 20-40 stems with leaves.
Try something different from the traditional bloody Mary by seasoning with Black garlic salt, Tashibori yuzu, and White soy sauce. Finish with Wasabi leaf and fresh-grated Wasabi for a modern twist on a classic with great depth of flavour.
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Avocado and Tuna Salad with White Soy and Mirin Dressing
Toss together watercress and sliced wasabi leaf with diced avocado and good quality tuna to create this simple yet elegant salad. Whisk together one part white soy sauce, one part mirin, and two parts gold sesame oil to create a light and well-balanced dressing.
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