This Christmas the latest food trend is being made into a gift with the new fresh British wasabi.
Available in a kit comprising a wasabi rhizome, specialist grater and bamboo brush the pack comes with tools needed to be a wasabi grower.
Grown in Dorset and available for the first time this year, the fresh wasabi goes not only with sushi but also in marinades for steak, in salad dressings and even
to flavour ice cream.
A 50g rhizome, enough wasabi for 6 people to eat with sushi, costs £15 + P&P.
Wasabi graters and brushes priced from £6 and £2.50 respectively are also available to purchase online.
Stored correctly, the rhizome will remain fresh for up to two weeks.
The new wasabi gift pack are available from www.thewasabicompany.co.uk.
“Gary Jones, Executive Head Chef for Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons said:
“Bloody marvellous; a small miracle, a pure, true flavour punch, wowed, magnificent, magnificent product, congratulations.”
The Wasabi Company is the result of on farm diversification by the Dorset based ‘Watercress Company’ which has extended its innovative and sustainable growing principles to become the first farm in Europe to successfully grow fresh wasabi rhizomes.
The wasabi grown in this country is called Sawa wasabi; it grows best in flowing spring water.
Wasabi has a long history as a health food and it’s flavour has grown in popularity in recent years, especially on nuts and sushi.