Wafu Dressing

Wafu Dressing


Here is my all-purpose salad dressing which I use to dress leafy greens as well as raw veggies like the tomato and cucumber salad in the picture, garnished with finely sliced shiso leaves for a nice, herby accent. "Wafu" means Japanese-style, and indeed this dressing is an aromatic, incredibly flavorful combination of classic ingredients -- yet it's still a simple, easy dressing that takes about a minute to whip up. Here's the recipe, based on the one in Tadashi's and my grill book: whisk together in a bowl a 1/2 cup Japanese rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons ground sesame seeds (I love anything sesame). You can also add to this versatile dressing karashi mustard (2 tablespoons), or garlic (1 clove finely chopped), or grated ginger (1 teaspoon). I keep wafu dressing handy in the fridge, always.

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In Montreal there is a marketed dressing called Wafu Dressing to which Montrealers are absolutely addicted to. It used to be a dressing that was sold out of Katsura Restaurant on Crescent street - a Montreal landmark that sadly passed away. Then a Japanese lady took control of the lost recipe and began to market it and it has become a staple on every single shelf in every single market or store in Montreal. the name Wafu has become as synonymous with 'japanese salad dressing' as ketchup and kleenex has. Most recently was an article in our Montreal Gazette http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Versatile+vinaigrettes/5153228/story.html
I love anything sesame too, so I should try this recipe, but I will definitely add garlic, LOVE garlic.

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