Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Raw Kimchee Slaw

Kimchee Slaw
One of my favourite Chefs is Jamie Oliver who creates great home-cooked meals from scratch - adding his own unique twist to each element. And although he is not a Raw Chef, his food is so hearty and appetizing that I would give it a try - that is if I ever decided to cook again!

Kimchi is a spicy Korean dish that is prepared by fermenting Chinese cabbage and vegetables with ginger, hot chili peppers, and other ingredients. Kimchi is similar to, but generally ferments faster than, sauerkraut. This one-meal version is one of Jamie's recipes - a perfect fit for the raw foodist in you!

Raw Kimchee Slaw   Yield:  4 cups
Small bunch of radishes                                     1 Fresh green chili
1 small red onion                                               Piece of fresh ginger (thumb size)
1/2 a Chinese cabbage                                      2 Fresh Limes
Small bunch of fresh cilantro (coriander)           Himalayan salt
1 Fresh red chili                                                 Sesame oil
  • Wash the radishes and their greens well
  • Peel and cut the red onion in half so it is easier to add to food processor
  • Add the shredding disc to a food processor
  • Shred the radishes with their greens, red onion, and Chinese cabbage by pushing through the feed tube on food processor
  • Empty contents of food processor into a glass serving bowl
  • Remove the shredding disc and replace it with the S-blade in food processor
  • Add the bunch of cilantro and the chillies (stalks removed and seeded for less heat if desired) to the food processor and process
  • Peel and crush or grate the ginger, then add into the bowl
  • Into the bowl, squeeze the juice from both limes, add a pinch of Himalayan salt, and a splash of sesame oil
  • Really scrunch or massage ingredients together with your hands to mix well and release juices
  • Best served right away, but first taste to check the balance of flavours
  • Kimchee Slaw is wonderful either as a main meal or as a side dish. Try it with raw vegan Nori rolls!