Epicure : 2020-08-01

COVER STORY : 53 : 51

COVER STORY

Cauliflowe­r in Textures, Flaxseeds, Kampot Pepper, Walnut, Mint • • • • • • • 12 walnuts 1 big head of cauliflowe­r 40g butter 40ml cream 1 lemon 20g salted dried kampot pepper mint leaves The Cambodian cultivar is highly prized for its unique flavour. When salted, the peppercorn is soft and easily chewed, making it a perfect way to add punch to gorgeously roasted cauliflowe­r. 1. Toast the walnuts for full flavour. Season with salt and pepper, set aside. Makes Prep time Cook time 2. 4 portions 1 hour 15 minutes 30 minutes From the cauliflowe­r, remove 12 small-medium-sized florets. Thinly slice a third of what’s left with a mandolin. 3. With the remainder of the cauliflowe­r, cut into small pieces and transfer onto a tray. Cover with clingfilm and steam for 15-20 mins, until soft. Once fully cooked, blend with butter, cream and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season with salt. Ensure that the cream is very smooth. flaxseed crisp • • • 40g flaxseed 10g potato starch 125ml water 1. In a pot, mix the flaxseed together with potato starch. Bring water to boil in a separate pot. While whisking the mixture, gradually add the boiling water in 3 stages, ensuring that the final product is very well mixed. Cover with cling film and soak for 15 minutes. 4. Season the 12 florets with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast them in the oven for 30 minutes or till soft. For the thinly sliced cauliflowe­r, season with salt and pepper. 5. To plate, arrange the cauliflowe­r cream into a circular ring on the plate. Add the roasted cauliflowe­r and the thinly sliced ones. 2. Underplate & dessert plate: Once the dough has formed, spread it evenly on parchment paper on top of a baking tray. Bake in the oven at 150°C for at least an hour, or until it is fully dried up. Infini Light Grey underplate & dessert plate, Haviland 6. Garnish with the walnuts, mint and kampot pepper. Crack the flaxseed crisp into smaller chips, and add them last. 51 epicureasi­a.com

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