Wake up your mashed potatoes by mixing in some wasabi for color and heat.
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- 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into one-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoons kosher salt, for boiling potatoes
- 1 bunch of spinach, washed and tough stems removed
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons Wasabi powder
- 1-1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add 1 Tablespoon of salt. As you peel and cut the potatoes, put them in a large bowl of cold water to prevent oxidization. When all the potatoes have been peeled and cut, drain the potatoes and transfer them to the large stockpot of boiling water. Boil until completely tender, about 20 minutes. Reserve one cup of the cooking liquid, then drain. Set aside.
While the potatoes cook, bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the spinach and blanch for 1 minute then drain. Shock the spinach in an ice bath to stop the cooking process and to chill the spinach. Squeeze out all of the excess water in the spinach and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
Combine the butter, milk, Wasabi powder and salt in a small saucepan. Heat until the butter is melted and the powder is dissolved.
Using a food mill or ricer, mash the potatoes into a clean stockpot. Add the Wasabi/milk mixture to the potatoes then slowly start adding the spinach puree until potatoes are "Wasabi" green in color. You may not need all of the puree. Adjust seasoning with salt to taste.