After 31 years, I have finally tried wasabi! Quite the accomplishment, I know! *haha* I’m not entirely sure how I’ve gone so long without trying it, but for some reason it never appealed to me. I do really enjoy Japanese cuisine (Vegetarian Gyoza and Vegetarian Yakisoba) , but am not too keen on sushi. *shock* I realize I am pretty much the only person on the planet who doesn’t care for sushi, but I’m okay with that. I have a tendency to be a bit unique (ie. weird). Since sushi is generally a vessel for wasabi, I’ve never really had the opportunity to try it. When I thought to make sesame-crusted asparagus fries, I decided to make a wasabi dipping sauce to serve them with, so I could finally try wasabi. Verdict – Wasabi is delicious! It’s spicy with just the right amount of heat.
Asparagus fries coated in a crispy panko/sesame crust with a wasabi mayo dipping sauce. Yep! They ARE as delicious as they sound! These asparagus fries are super tasty and perfectly crispy. The sesame/panko coating really adds a lot of flavour and texture. Preparation takes approximately 10 minutes and then only 15 minutes to bake. And they are vegan! However, you could easily use 2 egg whites in lieu of the flax eggs and regular mayo instead of the vegan mayo if you so choose. I recommend giving the vegan version a try, as it definitely does not lack any flavour! To make the asparagus fries gluten-free, you can use gluten-free flour and gluten-free bread crumbs. These asparagus fries make a great side-dish for two or appetizer for a dinner party.
Source: The Fig Tree – inspired by Canadian Living Appetizers (Sesame Shrimp with Wasabi Mayo)