Wasabi and Shrimp Cheese Ball

Wasabi and Shrimp Cheese Ball

mkecupcakequeen 47

"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."


5 m servings 94 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 18 Ratings


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 che...

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 mixt...

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!...

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...

This turned out pretty good and held together nicely.

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 ...

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. ...

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...

yum, yum, yum. i only used one box of cream cheese, i didn't want leftovers. i used frozen salad shrimp. i added 3 or more tblsp of wasabi, cuz we like it hot. also, i rolled it in slivered almo...