Wasabi and Shrimp Cheese Ball Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Wasabi and Shrimp Cheese Ball Recipe
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Wasabi and Shrimp Cheese Ball

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"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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Original recipe makes 1 cheese ball Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, soy sauce, water chestnuts, shrimp, and 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds. Gradually stir in wasabi paste until you reach the desired amount of spice. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  2. Remove the cheese mixture from the refrigerator, and shape into a ball. Roll in the remaining sesame seeds to cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2005

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2011

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.


18 Ratings

Jan 20, 2007

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.

Jan 09, 2004

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!

May 12, 2007

This turned out pretty good and held together nicely.

Apr 15, 2005

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.

Nov 01, 2010

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.

Jun 21, 2008

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.


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  • Calories
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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