Wasabi Potato Salad

This week was pretty huge… Monday I ran the Boston marathon and today we found out..

She is measuring perfectly and was SUPER active… flipping around and kicking and punching like crazy. It was absolutely AMAZING to see, and we are so excited (even though I was convinced for the past few months that we were having a boy!)

They gave us a TON of pictures!

And on a completely unrelated note, I made some pretty delicious potato salad.

After having wasabi potato salad from Delica the other day, I realized it had to be pretty easy to make at home. This wasn’t an exact copy of their recipe because I used celery instead of snow peas, and I kind of made it up as I went along, but it tasted great, and I love how easy it is to adapt it to your tastes (this one definitely had a kick).

I found wasabi powder at the Asian grocery store, but I’m not sure if different brands have varying levels of pungence, so I’d add it about a quarter teaspoon at a time just so you don’t completely burn out your sinuses.

3/4 lb baby red potatoes, halved or quartered (into bite-sized pieces)
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2-3 Tbsp mayonaise
pinch salt
2 t powdered wasabi (or to taste)

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the potatoes. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until fork-tender (but not falling apart!)

Drain and submerge into cold water to stop the cooking, then drain again. Toss in a bowl with a pinch of salt and the rice vinegar.

Stir in the mayonnaise and celery and mash up some of the potatoes. Add wasabi to taste. Chill for at least an hour before serving.


11 Responses to “Wasabi Potato Salad”

  1. 1 Alaina April 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations Cate!!! Looks like she’s already starting to be an active child. πŸ˜‰

  2. 2 themilkmanswife April 22, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Congratulations Cate!! So thrilled for you! Salad looks great too. πŸ™‚

  3. 3 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa April 22, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Congratulations!! So have you guys been out to buy her first pink outfit yet?! πŸ™‚

  4. 4 Tasha April 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Congrats! I was convinced I was having the opposite gender for both of my babies. My gut instinct’s track record isn’t very good.

    Love the idea of wasabi flavor in a potato salad. How fun.

  5. 5 Page April 22, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I am so, so excited for you! It must have been that pink Boston shirt you wore!

  6. 7 becca April 22, 2011 at 9:27 am

    congratulations and how exciting! and that potato salad looks phenom!

  7. 8 Kate April 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I bet she already has M wrapped around her little finger!

  8. 9 Mia April 22, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Congrats! Little girls are so sweet πŸ˜‰

  9. 10 Jen April 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    You look beautiful! Congratulations on your baby GIRL!

  10. 11 lauren April 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    CONGRATS! You’re a glowing mama-to-be. Also, kudos on an awesome marathon!

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