After two years the fresh wasabi rhizomes are ready

a bowl of fresh wasabi rhizomes

Wasabi Crop had a great weekend, and Zak dug up 51 rhizomes with the biggest weighing 170 g. We prepared the rhizomes for our customers by first trimming them.  This involved cutting the head and trimming off the bottom. The fresh wasabi rhizomes were then washed in fresh cold water and prepared for vacuum packing.  …

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Grating wasabi rhizomes with a traditional Japanese sharkskin

freshly grated wasabi on a sharkskin paddle

The secret of enjoying fresh wasabi lies in the grating of the rhizome to release the pungent zingy flavour. Fresh wasabi rhizomes are a rare and precious culinary commodity prized by sushi dining chefs. The best grater to use is the traditional Japanese ‘Samegawa-Oroshi’-Sharkskin Grater but these are quite expensive to purchase. However, you don’t …

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Wasabi looking for something different at London Produce Show

Wasabi Crop at the London Food Show

Wasabi Crop was at the London Produce Show on 8 June 2017 and met many people interested in real fresh wasabi.  Firstly, they could not believe that we were growing wasabi in Northern Ireland and the three plants which we transported from Northern Ireland to the show were definitely a star attraction.  However, not only …

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