Wasabi and Pastry???

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by iamahmedsaad, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. iamahmedsaad

    iamahmedsaad

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    Hello, I'm trying to make a wasabi flavored filling that I can stuff inside dates, then roll the date like a cigar, then dip it the date in tempered chocolate. I would imagine this wasabi filling would be a bit on the confectionary side that can be used for pastries and sweets. Any ideas?
     
  2. chefross

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    I've made something similar with Wasabi filled dates wrapped in bacon and grilled.

    Since you are dipping them in chocolate, and they are in and of themselves sweet, I don't think your filling needs be as well.

    The first thing that comes to mind is simply a paste made from water and the powder. If you wish, you could add honey for sweetness.

    A Wasabi buttercream would also lend itself to what you are doing.
     
  3. iamahmedsaad

    iamahmedsaad

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    Excellent! I figured that much but thank you for confirming it. Also, thank you for beating me with pairing dates and wasabi =) how did they turn out?
     
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    Delicious.....but be warned.........only a small amount is needed to get the desired effect. I used a small pea sized dollop. The mixture of sweet, salty, and hot should compliment each other. You don't want the Wasabi to take away from that.
     
  5. iamahmedsaad

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    After I stuff the date with wasabi, and after I cover it with tempered chocolate, what do you suppose I can garnish it with that wont be a hassle when I produce mass quantities? Also if I decide to stack them on top of eachother in a tray.