A Passion To Inspire’s Tempura of Loch Duart Salmon Belly

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 500ml still water, bottled
  • 2.7g Xantham gum
  • 175g cornflour
  • 97g rice flour
  • 11g salt
  • 100ml honey
  • 50ml soy sauce
  • 2 ½ avocados
  • 1 egg
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 1 lime, zest
  • 400g of Loch Duart Salmon belly
  • 1 Pink grapefruit
  • 1 Yellow grapefruit
  • 100g peanuts
  • Garnish: with dill and chive flowers

Baking Equipment

  • Siphon Gun
  • Blender

Method

We are pleased to share the winners, West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds, delicious Tempura of Loch Duart Salmon belly recipe with lime, grapefruit, soy, peanut and avocado by Crystal Newton and Alex Cornwell.

Tempura Batter

Place Xantham gum, cornflour, rice flour, and salt into a bowl, whisk in the still water. Place into a siphon gun, charge twice. Keep the siphon gun in a bowl of cold ice water. When ready to coat the salmon, release the batter into a bowl.

Soy and Honey Reduction

Place honey and soy sauce on the heat until they have incorporated together, remove from the heat when coats the back of the spoon. Heat up when ready to serve.

Avocado emulsion

Place 1 1/2 Avocados, egg, lemon juice, and salt and pepper into the blender, whilst the emulsion is blitzing gradually add the olive oil until a creamy emulsion is formed. Taste for correct seasoning.

Avocado carpaccio

Cling film the back of a tray. Peel back the skin of the remaining avocado, releasing the inside. With a peeler, shave parts of the avocado and arrange on to the cling-filmed tray, you should be aiming for a rectangle shape. When finished, place into the freezer until ready to serve.

Loch Duart Salmon Belly

Trim of the excess fat, portion into four equal portions. To achieve an equal portion, you could weigh the salmon on scales. When the salmon is cut, soak in yuzu for a maximum 1 hour to minimum 30 minutes. Just before serving take out of the yuzu mix and place in flour and then batter and fry. With a grater or a microplane, zest the lime over the battered salmon just before serving.

Pink and yellow grapefruit

Cut off all the skin from the grapefruits, carefully segment both grapefruits, with the remaining grapefruit, squeeze the juice into a tub and place the segments in the juice.

Peanuts

Place peanuts on a tray, bake in the oven at 180c for 10 minutes or until golden brown

Garnish dish with dill and chive flowers(if in season)