Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wasabi Ginger Pea Dip

Whenever you are in the need of a ass-kicking dip, here is the recipe. Its bright green color looks straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, and the flavors give that powerful kick with every bite. My mom's always whipping this up for holiday appetizers, or just family gatherings. Spread it on a sandwich, use it as a dip with some crackers or veggies, or just eat it with a spoon....

1/4 cup oil
2 scallions, sliced
1 jalapeño, mined
1 lb frozen peas, thawed
1 Tbs. fresh ginger, chopped
3 Tbs miso
1 Tbs wasabi paste (or more depending on desired wasabi-ness)
1/4 cup water

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the scallions, ginger and jalapeño and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant. Add the peas, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes.
Transfer the pea mixture to a food processor and let cool slightly. Add the miso, wasabi and 1/4 cup of water and puree until smooth. Serve & Devour!