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