I’ve always loved sushi… the little parcels of deliciousness, dipped in soy sauce and wasabi paste, little flakes of ginger… oooh! Yummy!
So naturally I wanted to make a raw version.
OK, so I had to make a couple of exceptions, owing to the paucity of availability of raw ingredients locally. The Nori sheets had been toasted. I couldn’t find raw, but will continue to look. I used mustard powder because I couldn’t find the wasabi powder (I know it’s somewhere…) and I did use soy sauce, which I don’t suppose is raw, but other than that… here’s what I made:
Nori sheets cut lengthways into four. I used three sheets for two people.
I avocado, mashed
1 quarter of a small onion, finely chopped
1cm red chilli, finely chopped
1 handful mixed raw seeds
a pinch of lentil spreouts
Mix everything together and place a teaspoonful at one end of the nori strip.
Grate 1 carrot, 1 beetroot, 1 apple.
Place a pinch of each (or vary for each wrap) next to the avocado paste.
Chop the tip off asparagus ad add this to the nori strip.
Add a few pieces of a finely sliced chard leaf.
Slice some small pieces of red and green pepper and add a couple of these to the strip.
Roll us the whole strip, carefully keeping everything within and sticking the end with a drop of apple juice if necessary.
To accompany this, I mixed some mustard powder in a little avocado dip (see my recipe here)
I should, of course, have used wasabi powder and I will next time.
(Try to ignore the big crack in my old plate! I can’t throw it out – it’s too pretty!)
I also soaked some seaweed salad and a chopped sun-dried tomato with a little chopped fresh coriander in a drop of soy sauce and some hemp oil for a few minutes, before spooning it over the sushi and a few extra lentil sprouts.
Next time I make this, I would like to add some grated ginger and devise some alternative fillings, but this was a good first effort.
Mr H, who had never seen sushi being made before, was particularly impressed, giving me quite a serotonin hit, which always boosts the flavour of anything! =)
Originally published on http://www.pollyskitchen.blogspot.com