Smoked salmon tartare is a classic dish made from raw fish and served with real wasabi foam. The lemon or lime juice sprinkled on the fish affects its proteins and gives it a nice texture from the outside. At the same time, the inner side of the fish remains soft and pink. Salmon tartare is an ideal appetizer for parties. Serve it with buttered crusty brown toast or the sushi rice for a complete meal. The wasabi foam in the Galaxy Gas Nitrous Recipe: Wasabi Foam on Smoked Salmon Tartar is derived from Japanese cuisine, where wasabi, the Japanese Horseradish, is traditionally served with dishes prepared from raw fish such as sushi and sashimi. Here the pungency of real fresh wasabi is balanced by the heaviness of cream and cheese used for whipping up the sauce. Aerating the foam in Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser gives it an ultimate lightness and foaminess that will make it melt in the mouth along with the smoked salmon. Serve the smoked salmon tartare to your guests with some lemon, lettuce, and the wasabi foam dotted on the plate, and they will be impressed. The wasabi foam is creamy, frothy, and lip-smacking. Though you may feel that the wasabi is quite expensive, you will never head to restaurants to enjoy raw fish with wasabi sharkskin once you master the recipe.
⦁ Whipped Cream Canister
⦁ Whipped Cream Charger
- Soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
- Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
- Cream cheese, full fat – ¾ cups
- Sesame oil – 2 tablespoons
- Sour cream – ¾ cup
- Wasabi from a tube – 10 grams
- Heavy cream – ¼ cup
- Milk – ¼ cup
- In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients together and pour into 0.5 L Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser, charge with one Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Charger and shake vigorously to infuse the ingredients with nitrous oxide.
- Keep the cream whipper in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
- Dice smoked salmon, red onion, and avocado.
- Sprinkle lime juice, salt, and pepper.
- Dispense the wasabi foam and serve immediately.
What does wasabi taste like?
The real fresh wasabi is bright green and yields some quick fading heat when grated. It has a pungent taste yet a delicate flavor that complements the flavors of raw fish. It means that you won’t feel the fish smell because the meat is still raw from inside.
Is wasabi spicy or hot?
If you directly bite a wasabi root, you will find it more bitter than you have expected it to be. Most of its heat comes from the grating process, as during that process, the cells of the wasabi root release hot vapors. You can expect the wasabi to remain considerably hot for five minutes.
Is wasabi spicy?
Wasabi does not have capsaicin, so we can’t say it is hot. But it contains Allyl Isothiocyanate, AITC (a compound that is also present in mustard). This compound imparts a pungent taste to the wasabi.
Why is real wasabi so rare?
Wasabi plants have their very special requirements, and unless these conditions haven’t fulfilled, and won’t grow. The wasabi plant requires spring water that constantly runs, rocky soil, shade, and temperatures ranging between 46 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
These conditions make it hard to grow, so the real wasabi is rare and expensive. It also means that you may have been eating green horseradish and imagining it as wasabi.
Why is real wasabi so expensive?
Wasabi is known as the most difficult plant to grow commercially. Naturally, it is found in the stream beds of the mountain river valleys in Japan. However, few people have started growing wasabi for commercial purposes in the UK and the US.
Are real and fake wasabi different in taste?
Real wasabi perfectly complements the delicate taste of raw fish and enhances it to make it more compelling for the taste buds. In fact, real wasabi is not actually spic; it just gives a hint of spice and spiciness. However, the restaurants may serve you fake wasabi, as there are no regulations regarding the addition of real and fake wasabi in a dish.
However, the fake wasabi has a much stronger taste with a strong hint of spiciness. It is often intense enough to overpower the delicate flavors of the fish because it is made from mustard flour. Some producers of fake wasabi go to another level and manufacture a well-blended mixture of horseradish, green coloring, and some other chemicals. Some manufacturers and restaurants use some real wasabi and mix it with a greater amount of fake wasabi.
Why is wasabi always served with sushi and other dishes that contain raw fish?
You must know the answer if you ever had sushi with real wasabi. The immediate effect of adding wasabi to sushi, sashimi, I, and other raw fish dishes removes the raw smell from the fish. It also adds a hot, refreshing taste to the dish.
What are the benefits of wasabi?
Traditionally Japanese believe that wasabi has a strong anti-bacterial property that makes it an essential addition to raw fish. Wasabi kills the unwanted organisms that may be present on the surface of the fish. Secondly, wasabi also prevents food poisoning that may occur as a result of consuming raw fish. Wasabi also has great anti-inflammatory properties. However, wasabi must be consumed in very small amounts as a greater amount of wasabi can also cause many health implications.
Where to buy real wasabi?
You can find wasabi online and some specialized stores in three forms;
Wasabi paste: It is transported in a squeeze tube and remains frozen until it is shipped and sold.
Powdered wasabi: It is cheaper than the paste and inferior in flavor than the paste. Its taste is still better than the fake wasabi.
Wasabi rhizome: You will need to grate it by yourself by using a shark skin paddle. In this way, you can get the freshly grated wasabi with its original heat and flavor. However, this is the most expensive form of wasabi and is only available online.
Need a tasty side for this amazing dinner recipe? Pair it with our Nitrous Infused Mango Red Curry with Agar Foam!