Cucumber-Watercress Salad

If you can't find wasabi paste, mix equal parts wasabi powder and water.

Yield:

Makes about 3 1/2 cups

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon sake
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon wasabi paste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 English cucumber, sliced
3 large radishes, cut into matchsticks
2 cups torn red leaf lettuce
1 cup torn watercress

Preparation

Whisk together first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; add cucumber and radishes, tossing well. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Just before serving, toss lettuce and watercress with cucumber mixture.

Note:

Jennifer Martinkus and Derrin Davis,

March 2005