Here, zesty wasabi sauce punches up seared salmon; you can also drizzle it over any simply cooked fish, shellfish, or poultry.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a blender, combine mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, wasabi, ginger, and 1 tablespoon water. Blend until smooth, adding up to 2 tablespoons more water to thin sauce, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

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  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season salmon with salt and pepper; place in skillet, flat side up. Cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

  • Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Add mirin and soy sauce, and bring to a boil over medium-high. Add bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook until tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 3 to 5 minutes; discard liquid. Drizzle salmon with wasabi sauce, and serve with bok choy.

Cook's Notes

Mirin: This mild, low-alcohol Japanese cooking wine made from rice smoothes out and lightly sweetens simmered dishes, sauces, and soups.

Wasabi paste: Most commercial wasabi is made from horseradish, whose spicy flavor cuts through sauces, sushi, and salad dressings.

Reviews (4)

59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
11/03/2011
This sauce was delicious! It had just enough of a kick without being overwhelming. Can't wait to try it on other things.
Rating: Unrated
04/14/2010
This has become a family favorite, and it's so easy too! I made this for my in-laws, and they are still raving over the recipe.
Rating: Unrated
04/14/2010
This has become a family favorite, and it's so easy too! I made this for my in-laws, and they are still raving over the recipe.
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Rating: Unrated
01/19/2009
This was fantastic. We now use this Wasabi Mayo with crabcakes, and cold steak leftovers. Yum!