Shrimp with Wasabi Mayo

Notes: Look for wasabi powder in the spice or Asian section of your supermarket or in an Asian grocery store. If making wasabi mayo up to 1 day ahead, cover and chill.
Makes 12 to 14 appetizer servings


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2 tablespoons dried wasabi powder
1 cup regular or reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
Fresh mint sprig, rinsed
1 1/2 pounds (31 to 40 per lb.) shelled cooked shrimp, rinsed and drained


1. In a small bowl, mix wasabi powder with 2 tablespoons water until smooth. In a food processor or blender, whirl mayonnaise, lemon juice, mint leaves, and three-fourths of the wasabi mixture until smooth. Taste, and add salt and more of the wasabi mixture if desired; save remaining for other uses.

2. Scrape into a bowl and garnish with mint sprig. Serve with shrimp to dip into sauce.

Created date

August 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 163
Caloriesfromfat 72 %
Protein 10 g
Fat 13 g
Satfat 2 g
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Sodium 199 mg
Cholesterol 104 mg