The thirty-fifth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Peas, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 267. Margaret chose the theme for the week: What's On The Side?
Ingredient list: potatoes, wasabi powder, milk, unsalted butter, peas, and salt.
The first thing that attracted me to this recipe was the wasabi ingredient: wasabi with potatoes and peas? I thought wasabi was just for Asian recipes or sushi, I've never had it as a more pedestrian ingredient with potatoes and peas. What a find! The wasabi is delicious with potatoes and peas and gives it all a little pleasing pop of flavor and spicy kick. I thought the wasabi powder would make the sauce green but it wasn't really, just a pale sort of green. I mostly left the potatoes in chunks with just a slight mashing as I thought we would prefer it that way, but you could completely mash them. This won't be the last time I make this recipe, it was wonderful, and it gives me more ideas for the use of wasabi. Definitely a repeat.
If you wonder how the others did this week, click here to follow their post links. You can also find the recipe schedule for the coming weeks there. Next week's recipe theme was chosen by me and is Cinco de Mayo: Let's Cook Mexican! Please come and join us at any time, just leave the link to your post that week so we know where to find you. :-)