Recipe by mkecupcakequeen
"A spicy Japanese twist on the traditional cheese ball party appetizer. My friends loved it. Be sure to start moderately with Wasabi and season to taste. Serve with veggies or sesame water crackers."
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2 (8 ounce) packages
fat-free cream cheese, softened
low-sodium soy sauce
1 (4 ounce) can
sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 (4.25 ounce) can
tiny shrimp, drained and chopped
wasabi paste, or to taste
toasted sesame seeds, divided
I love wasabi!!! This recipe was so easy to make and turned out fantastic, everyone was so impressed! I toasted the sesame seeds and doubled the amount of wasabi. I used 1/2 low fat cream cheese, and half regular. The secret to shaping it into a perfect ball is chilling it for several hours before trying to shape it and roll it in the seeds. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
not the best cheese ball. i didn't make it into a ball shape, but rather left it in a bowl for spreading/dipping and it got watery. since i am only one person eating it, i had to toss a good bit of it after a while. if not making this for a group, i'd half the recipe.
I cut this in half....except would go ahead and use the whole can of shrimp with just one thing of cream cheese. Anyway...to mold...I lined a small plastic bowl with saran wrap and put the mixture in that...stuck it back in the fridge for a couple of hours....then carefully pressed it into the sesame seeds. It came out more like a "round" rather than a "ball". Good though!...OK...I made this again for a dinner party and they loved it....I used low fat cream cheese (just one 8 oz package)...3/4 can of shrimp...3/4 can of chopped water chestnuts...and 1 +-teaspoon of this ready to use (and very potent) wasabi paste...let that stay in fridge overnight....then roll it in the toasted sesame seeds when you're reasy to serve....stays in a ball shape just fine.
FANTASTIC!! The flavor is outstanding. My only problem was shaping it into a ball. I used regular cream cheese. However, we will eat it with a spoon if we have to. LOL! Thanks Scout's box! Makes wonderful spread on a sandwich too!
This turned out pretty good and held together nicely.
This was very good, based on a few changes I made. I added a lot of wasabi. I also added minced ginger and garlic (about a tsp each). Added a tablespoon or so of sesame oil. There is no way this could be shaped into a ball - I just mixed the sesame seeds in and used as a dip. Went extremely well with sesame sticks.
I tried this and it didn't turn out. I bought the canned shrimp (bumble bee brand) and it was more like flaked crab rather than tiny shrimp. Not sure if that had something to do with it or not. The flavor was to bland too. And the mixture to creamy.
This didn't really work for me. The wasabi completely overpowers the whole thing and you cannot taste the shrimp at all. I had also added some soy and ginger and they too were lost by the wasabi. I think it would be a good filling for a sushi roll, but on it's own it's too much wasabi flavor, too little everything else.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Wasabi and Shrimp Cheese Ball
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 45
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