Alpha-Quadrant Empire of Universal Signals
by Rev. Benjamin S. Blankenship
This is an easy recipe that I accidentally I invented because I was really hungry and had
no food (or so I thought). I dug through my refrigerator and cupboards and started cutting
stuff up and this is what I got. Most of these ingredients can be substituted with
whatever you have left in your fridge/pantry as long as you maintain some sort of balance
between hard and soft, sweet and bitter, etc. It looks weird on paper, but this is one of
the finest meals I've ever had...
1/4 bell pepper (not green), julienned
1/2 teaspoon fresh jalepeno, julienned
1/2 avocado cut into thin strips/wedges
a few sprigs cilantro
3 marinated sun-dried tomatoes cut into strips
1 sheet nori (dried seaweed)
a bit of pickled ginger cut into small strips
2 tablespoons nama shoyu (cold processed organic soy sauce)
rice vinegar (optional)
CUT the nori with scissors into 1" wide strips and then cut them in half so you have
a bunch of 1"x4" strips. Keep them dry until you're ready to use them.
Place one (shiny side down) on a dry surface and place
a piece of bell pepper across it near the bottom so it forms an upside-down crucifix (this
is not an antichrist meal, it just works best like this)then pile on the avocado,
sun-dried tomato, pickled ginger, or what-have-you in the same fashion. Stick a SMALL
chunk of jalepeno in there somewhere. Place a small sprig of cilantro (this is VERY
important) so that it may stick out once it's rolled up. Now just tightly roll it up away
from you and seal it with a nama shoyu moistened finger and place on a platter seam down.
After you use up all the nori, you might have some scraps left over which you can make
into a good little side salad sprinkled with rice vinegar. Pour the nama shoyu into a
small, shallow cup or bowl and you're all set.
Substitute slices of plum, apple, dill, or bear as you see fit.
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