What is Wasabi Vinaigrette?
Wasabi vinaigrette is a dressing made from oil, mild rice vinegar and wasabi. The flavor is spicy, salty and tangy and has a thin texture, typical of vinaigrettes. It is used in vegetables, fresh and cooked.
What does Wasabi Vinaigrette Taste Like?
...Salty is one of the five main tastes. It has a satisfying and addictive quality with hints of sourness. Salty foods include cheeses, cured meats, chips, and olives. It is used in almost every dish and prepared food. Salt is added to enhance flavor and offer a distinctly salty taste.
...Umami is one of five main tastes. It is savory with a depth of flavor. Umami is a taste in many foods, including meat, seafood, beans, and nuts. It is both naturally occurring and created through the specific use of ingredients to create a satisfying taste. Umami is characteristic of proteins and savory dishes.
...Spicy is a flavor that brings heat and fire to food by creating a burning sensation in the mouth or sinuses. Spicy flavors come from hot peppers, horseradish, and wasabi. Spicy adds a kick and sometimes complexity to a dish and releases endorphins, creating a mildly addictive quality.
...Vegetable oil is obtained by extracting oil from seeds. Types of vegetable oil include canola, sunflower, corn, and safflower. Light and with a neutral taste, vegetable oils are used to fry foods, or can be used to lightly coat meats and vegetables before roasting. Vegetable oils are also used as ingredients in salad dressings and sauces.
...Soy sauce is a liquid condiment and seasoning made from fermented soybeans. Traditionally it was been made with just soy, many versions and brands use wheat as well. Soy sauce is dark brown with a thin viscosity. The flavor is intensely salty and umami. Soy sauce is used to season meats, seafood and vegetables, it is also used in sauces to perk up the flavor of the food and enhance other tastes.
...Rice wine vinegar, also called mirin is made from fermented glutinous rice and yeast. Both of these ingredients turn the sugars in the rice to alcohol. Rice wine vinegar is a condiment used in East Asian cuisine. It is clear with a yellowy hue and a thin viscosity. This sweet rice wine is used as a seasoning in grains, meats and vegetables. The flavor is sweet and a little bit vinegary with a hint of alcohol.
...Wasabi, also called Japanese horseradish is a plant in the same family as broccoli and cabbage. The root of the wasabi is used as a flavoring that is most commonly associated with the green condiment served alongside sushi. The wasabi root is grated or ground. The root is a light bright green and so is the paste or powder. The flavor is hot and and is felt more in the sinuses than on the tongue. Wasabi has a cool heat that is less fiery than a chili pepper, but still intensely spicy. Much of the wasabi in the US is actually horseradish, due to limited supplies of the root.