Wasabi Mayonnaise / わさび マヨネーズ

Green Root Meets Olive Oil
Good with Fish

Using wasabi powder in the Japanese kitchen

Wasabi – Essential to this Sauce

While you can naturally mix Wasabi with prepare Mayonnaise for an excellent  sauce that will enhance dishes like white-meat Fish, you can also make ii from scratch for a more delicate flavor.  For the full flavor, use this sauce within about two hours of making it.

This might get served with dishes like Japanese Style Potato Salad or other Vegetables, Seafood, Poultry, Beef, Veal and Lamb, especially cold Meats and Vegetables. Continue reading

Hawaiian Molded Seafood Salad

A Kamai’ina Dish for Company
Good Pupu for the Pau Hana Hour

Here’s another old Kamai’ina dish – a kind of fusion food in Hawaiian cuisine – which would typically be served when company came.  It is good with crackers or chips as a Pupu at the cocktail or Paul Hana hour.

How to make Hawaiian molded seafood salad with crab

Crab

Molded Seafood Salad

Hawaiian

Ingredients:

First we assemble the Ingredients

4 – 5 ounces Shrimp
8 ounces Crab

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

8 ounces Lobster
1 small can Tomato Soup
1 package Gelatine
½ cup cold water
8 ounces Cream Cheese
1 cup Mayonnaise
½ cup chopped Onions
½ cup chopped Celery
½ cup chopped Green Onions

Method:

Using lobster to make Hawaiian style molded seafood salad

Lobster

The Shrimps, Lobster and Crab should be cleaned, deveined, and coarsely diced.  Or you may use canned or frozen seafood, if you prefer.

When the Ingredients are laid out and ready, we begin by softening the Gelatine in the cold water.

When the Gelatine is ready, we heat the Tomato soup to boiling, and add the dissolved Gelatine, stir to mix thoroughly and then remove from the heat.

Next we mix the Cream Cheese and Mayonnaise together, combining until it is smooth, and then add the soup, again mixing well together and then set aside to cool.

Gelatine

Gelatine

When the soup is cool, we add the Vegetables and the Seafood — Shrimp, Crab, Lobster.  We pour it all into a mold and chill for several hours until the cocktail hour, when we serve with crackers or chips as desired.

Capt. James Cook's ship off Hawaii, 1778

Capt. James Cook – Hawaii 1778

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