An Asian inspired Salad with a Wasabi Mirin Dressing

An Asian inspired Salad
with a Wasabi Mirin Dressing

This sumptuous salad has been a favourite in my home with family and friends this summer. It is light and exotically fruity with a hint of spice from the threads of Julienne ginger intertwined among fresh herbs and cooling cucumber. I serve this salad with grilled Ahi tuna gently marinated in sesame oil and Chinese five-spice, grilled limes, wasabi mayonnaise, and perhaps jasmine rice. Hope you enjoy it too!

Madame Marmalade Food & Travel - Asian inspired Salad with a Wasabi Mirin Dressing

You will need
For the Salad
a  generous handful each of fresh coriander leaves, mint leaves and Thai basil leaves
1 mini cucumber
1 green onion
ginger root
1/2  ripe but fairly firm mango
1 heap tbs of peanuts

For the Dressing
1 tsp sesame oil
4 tsp peanut oil
2 tsp mirin
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
2  tsp lime juice
1 tsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp Wasabi paste

Method

First, mix all of the dressing ingredients together thoroughly and set aside to allow the flavours to infuse. Take the coriander, mint and Thai basil and gently pull the leaves from the stems and roughly chop. Now the onion. Cut into thirds then cut lengthways into thin Julienne strips. Thinly slice the cucumber and a long piece of ginger, a mandible works best for this, then slice the ginger into Julienne strips. Using a sharp knife, remove the skin from the mango and cut the flesh into thin slices.  Arrange the salad ingredients on serving plates, spoon the dressing over the salad and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Serves 4

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