Kitchen Tips

Five New Ways to Cook with Wasabi and Seaweed

Inspired by our guide to modern Japanese restaurants? Try your own modern Japanese creations at home with five new ways to cook with wasabi and seaweed.

Seared scallops with fried nori

For an impressive dinner-party starter, gently sear 24 scallops, then garnish them with matchsticks of fried nori seaweed for added umami flavour and texture. Serve these seared scallops with fried nori with a glass of chardonnay.

Seared Scallops with Fried Nori & Pickled Ginger

Wasabi tartar sauce

The perfect accompaniment to tempura seafood and vegetables, this Japanese-inspired tartar sauce gets its kick from wasabi paste, plus the classic ingredients of mayonnaise, capers and gherkins.

Wasabi Tartar Sauce Recipe

Crispy vegetable and noodle pancake

Like the lovechild of a Japanese okonomiyaki pancake and a taco, this crispy vegetable and noodle pancake is packed with crunchy salad and nori seaweed.

crispy pancake

Seafood noodle stir-fry

Seafood and wasabi are a flavour match made in heaven, so why not try this seafood noodle stir-fry, gently flavoured with wasabi, garlic, lemon and parsley.

Seafood Noodle Stir-fry recipe

Salmon steak with wasabi sauce and soba noodles

Make your own restaurant-quality modern Japanese dishes at home with this tempting recipe for chargrilled salmon steaks with a zingy wasabi sauce, enoki mushrooms and organic soba noodles.

Salmon Steak with Wasabi Sauce and Soba Noodles Recipe

For more Japanese inspiration, discover the health benefits of seaweed, or izakaya-style recipes to try at home.

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