Lemon and black pepper cured cod

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Ingredients:

Cured cod:
500g piece of cod fillet
2 tsp Maldon salt
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp black pepper

Smoked cod brandade:
250g piece of smoked cod
Half a diced onion
Half a shredded leek
2.5 leaves of gelatine soaked in cold water
250ml double cream
250ml soft whipped cream

Pickled courgette:
1 yellow courgette
100ml of white wine vinegar
1 tbsp of sugar
2 pinches of salt
1 star anise
2 tarragon stalks

Orange dressing:
250ml of orange juice
Reduce to syrup


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September 2018

Mix salt, lemon zest and black pepper, sprinkle over cod on both sides, wrap tightly in clingfilm. Refrigerate for 8 hours.

Sweat onion and leek in butter until soft, add cod and 250ml of double cream, simmer for 5 min. Blend with soaked gelatine until smooth.

Leave to cool then fold in soft whipped cream, season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Slice courgette into ribbons on a mandolin. Boil all other ingredients, leave to cool. Pour over courgette.

Arrange all ingredients onto plate. Serving suggestion – sour dough toast complements this dish wonderfully.



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