A recent study has found that only 1 gram of Kizami Wasabi contains 5 cl and 0% fat. This fatless recipe is very popular among people who are looking for a good healthy diet recipe.
This Kizami wasabi recipe impressed me with its healthy and low-fat content.
But this is not the only good thing about this recipe. Nowadays, authentic Kizami wasabi is becoming hard to find, especially in the U.S.
I was lucky enough to find a good batch in Japan who taught me how to make this sauce. Today, I am going to teach you how to make this sauce so that you can enjoy authentic Japanese horseradish sauce at your home.
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What is Kizami Wasabi?
Kizami wasabi, also spelt ワサビ, わさび, or 山葵, pronounced [waꜜsabi], is the Japanese term for horseradish sauce. It is typically made with wasabi root, water, and soy sauce.
It can also contain ground ginger or garlic. In Japan, it’s generally used as a dipping sauce for sushi and as a condiment for rice or potatoes.
Kizami wasabi can also be found outside of Japan, usually in specialty food
stores that sell Japanese ingredients. It is sometimes referred to as “Japanese horseradish,” “Wasabi Horseradish”, or simply “wasabi.” In the U.S., Kizami wasabi is sometimes sold under some brands.
It can be difficult to find in stores, but it is worth the search. It has a slightly different flavor than regular horseradish and can be quite potent.
How do you make authentic wasabi?
As I told you above, authentic Kizami wasabi is becoming harder and harder to find. Even if you find it, the price can be a negative side.
But fortunately, you can still make it at home by following our simple recipe steps, which I will show you later.
Just know that you will have to trim the wasabi root, ferment the sauce and make it in advance.
Kizami Wasabi Recipe
- Prep Time22 min
- Cook Time2 min
- Total Time24 min
- Serving SizeDepends
- Energy13 cal
Ingredients of Kizami Wasabi Recipe
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 wasabi leaves (Kizami), trimmed and finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or garlic powder, to taste (Optional)
Instructions for Kizami Wasabi Recipe
In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
Add the wasabi blocks and simmer for 1-2 minutes until they are slightly softened and reduced in volume by half (Kizami should be very soft).
Remove from heat and let cool slightly before transferring to a blender or food processor.
Add soy sauce, salt, and ginger/garlic powder (if using), and blend until smooth.
Pour the sauce into a serving bowl.
To make it spicy, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
Cover the mixture and store refrigerated for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 days.
- Serving SizeDepends
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat0.5 g78 g0.64%
- Saturated Fat- g20 g0%
- Trans Fat- g
- Polyunsaturated Fat- g
- Monounsaturated Fat- g
- Cholesterol0 mg300 mg0%
- Sodium21.2 mg2300 mg0.92%
- Total Carbohydrate2.5 g275 g0.91%
- Dietary Fiber- g28 g0%
- Total Sugars0 g
- Added Sugars0 g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal0 g
- Protein0 g50 g0%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)0 IU800 IU0%
- Calcium13 mg1300 mg1%
- Iron- mg18 mg0%
- Potassium- mg4700 mg0%
- Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the Kizami Wasabi Recipe tastier:
1) To get a more authentic flavor, use only fresh wasabi blocks.
2) If you are not using the sauce right away, place it in the fridge or freezer for future uses.
3) You can also add a few drops of sesame oil or olive oil to enhance the flavor.
4) Add other seasonings like green onions (scallions), garlic, or ginger for extra zip.
5) Enjoy it as is, or use it as a base for making your own wasabi dressing.
Is Kizami Wasabi Recipe Good For Health?
My readers often ask me whether or not Kizami wasabi is healthy. From my experience, the answer to this question will depend on your diet and lifestyle.
Generally speaking, if you are eating a balanced and nutritious diet, then the sauce should be safe for consumption. However, here are a few reasons why it’s healthy:
1) Wasabi is a source of antioxidants and polyphenols.
2) It’s nutritionally dense with vitamins and minerals.
3) For good heart health, wasabi has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
However, one red signal could be consuming too much wasabi at a time. Wasabi contains hepatotoxin chemical components that can cause liver damage in high doses.
Tell me, did you try this out today after reading this? If yes, then that’s how it tastes like when you try the Kizami wasabi recipe instead of regular horseradish.
It is delicious, spicy and easy to make. Add this ingredient to your regular recipes as well to add a zesty flavor that everyone will love.
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