This is my first entry of a recipe by my favorite raw chef, Russell James. He is the most brilliant and adorable British raw chef, that makes unbelievable raw creations. Last night I opted for the broccoli dish, which is an excellent way to start your raw journey, but this is of one of many that I will be getting into soon. If you want to look more into raw food, check out his line of recipe books here: The Raw Chef’s Recipe Series.
This is a very simple recipe that does not take a lot of time or ingredients. All you need is a Vitamix or food processor and a dehydrator. If you do not have a dehydrator yet, you can use your oven on the lowest heat.
Now for the Recipe!
Broccoli in Hoisini Sauce with Parsnip Rice
Serves 2 people
5 cups of Broccoli Heads
3 Tbs Lemon Juice
3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbs Tamari or Nama Shoyu
1/4 Cup Tahini (raw is best)
1 Tsp Raw Honey
1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered)
1/2 Clove Garlic
2 Tbs Ginger, fresh crushed
1.2 Cups Parsnips, peeled and cut into pieces
1.5 Tbs Pine Nuts
1 Tbs Macadamia Nuts
1 Tbs Miso
1 Tbs Coconut Oil or Sesame Oil
4 Tbs Chives, finely chopped
To make the broccoli:
Mix 2 Tbs of Lemon Juice, 3 Tbs of Olive and 1 Tbs of Tamari or Nama Shoyu in a large bowl. Add Broccoli and massage together until the broccoli becomes softer. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
Transfer broccoli to a non-stick dehydrator tray and dehydrate for 4 hours at 105° F. If you do not have a dehydrator, you can try drying it in the oven at the lowest setting. You would only want it in the oven for 2-3 hours then depending on the heat of your oven.
To make the broccoli sauce:
Put 1/4 c tahini, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp vinegar, 3 tsp tamari or nama shoyu, 1/2 garlic, 2 tbs ginger in a Vitamix or a food processor. Blend until smooth. You might need to add a little extra nama or water to thin the sauce if it is too thick.
Set aside to be placed on the broccoli.
To make the parsnip rice:
Place parsnips, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, miso and the coconut or sesame oil in the Vitamix or Food Processor. Blend until fluffy.
Once the broccoli is done, serve warm with the broccoli sauce on top with the parsnip rice. Top with chives.