‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake. ‘Chikuwa’ is made from Surimi (fish paste) and it is suitable for many dishes. Today I added ‘Chikuwa’ to the ‘Wakame & Cucumber Salad‘. Instead of using the traditional dressing, I used Japanese Mayonnaise and Wasabi.


Makes

4 Servings

Ingredients

1 Continental Cucumber OR 2 smaller ones *about 250g
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 to 3 tablespoons Dried Cut Wakame
50g Chikuwa *sliced
4 tablespoons Japanese Mayonnaise
1 to 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Wasabi Paste

Method
  1. Thinly slice Cucumber into a bowl. Add Salt and massage, then allow to rest for a while.
  2. Soak Dried Cut Wakame in cold water until soft, drain well.
  3. Combine Japanese Mayonnaise, Soy Sauce and Wasabi Paste in a mixing bowl. Alter the amount of Wasabi to suit your taste.
  4. Squeeze the Cucumber to remove excess water, and add to the bowl. Add Wakame and Chikuwa as well. Then mix to combine.