Wasabi Ginger Fudge

Wasabi Ginger Fudge

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has stumbled upon an ingredient in their cupboard and thought “oh what the heck”?  Well that’s sort of what happened here.  I found wasabi and I immediately thought of ginger.  Now how I ended up with fudge, I cannot say.

I know it sounds like quite an unusual combination (ok, fine, it IS a weird combination!), but it works!  The wasabi is not very pronounced, it’s just a touch of heat.   The crystallized ginger is really the star of this fudge!  It’s sweet, but with that bite that only ginger can provide!  The dried cherries are a nice, tart surprise!  You can leave out the wasabi all together and this would still be a fantastic fudge-assuming you like ginger that is!  Ok, even if you left out the wasabi AND the ginger, you’d still have a rockin piece of fudge!  Now if you are going to omit the cherries too then you may have to go find a new recipe!

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Wasabi Ginger Fudge

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Lemons for Lulu
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Serves: 16
Fudge on the edge! Wasabi, crystallized ginger and dried cherries!
Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 5oz can evaporated milk
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 t Wasabi paste
  • 1 2/3 cups bittersweet chocolate such as Ghirardelli
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 3 T crystallized ginger, chopped
  • ¾ cup dried cherries
Instructions
  1. Line an 8×8 square pan with foil. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar through salt in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add in marshmallow, wasabi paste and chocolate. Stir by hand until melted and completely smooth. Stir in cherries. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with ginger, pressing onto fudge. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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15 Responses

  1. Such a creative idea! Never woulda thought of this for fudge! But my fiancee and I have been LOVING sushi lately and therefore am loving the wasabi and ginger combo. Great idea!

    • I adore sushi, but I don’t get to eat it enough!!!! Thanks Desi!

  2. Wow… what an interesting flavor combo! Sounds delicious though… I love sushi! Might have to try this =)

  3. Oh my gosh. I think I love you madly. This fudge is so interesting and intriguing and I can almost taste all the crazy flavors certainly happening in one little square. I want some!

  4. I was halfway through your description and “pinned” this recipe. I have absolutely no will power when it comes to fudge. When I make it, it’s usually as a gift and I can spirit away a piece or two without anyone being the wiser. I fear if I make a batch of this, there will be some mighty small gifts going out for I’ll have eaten far more than a piece or two. I should just make double batches and forget the pretense. :)

    • I hope you try this fudge and you should definitely make a batch just for yourself!

  5. What a great combination of flavors. Very creative. Come and visit us. We have a wonderful giveaway this week. You will love it.

  6. Girl, You Crazy! I like that about ya though … I can always count on your recipes to be something interesting and different. I just had sushi today with wasabi & ginger … should’ve made this for dessert :)

    • I wish I had sushi for dinner, these will have to do instead! Thanks Nicole!

  7. What an interesting flavor combo! Saw you linked up on a blog hop. Would love if you linked this up on my blog hop and added it to your list http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  8. i love unique flavored food, and i just happen to have a fudge pin board—just pinned! thanks for sharing!

    • Hey thanks Michelle!!! You just never know what flavor combo will work!

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