Crayfish tail with orange fennel salad + fennel + cauliflower puree

Fish challenge

Ingredients


  • 1 crayfish
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 eggs
  • 240ml groundnut oil
  • 1 orange
  • 1 bunch of parsley, tarragon
  • 1 oyster
  • 1 prawn
  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 50ml milk
  • 2 shallots
  • 100g butter
  • 1 lime
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g panko breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Cauliflower + Fennel Puree:
  2. In 1 tbsp of olive oil sweat 2 finely chopped shallots, finely chopped celery stack , finely chopped ½ fennel bulb + half head of cauliflower finely chopped
  3. Lid on, sweat it for 7 minutes, then slowly add cubes of butter until all vegetables are soft
  4. Blend the mixture by adding 50ml milk to make the smooth puree
  5. Keep it in a small saucepan, covered with cling film until serving
  6. Crayfish:
  7. Place crayfish into freezer
  8. Boil large pot of water for crayfish
  9. Place crayfish into pot/ after killing + boil for 8 mins
  10. Take tail off + cut it in half
  11. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan + take the tail meat out + fry it for 10 seconds, just to get a little colour
  12. Place the tail meat back into the shell + sprinkle it with finely chopped parsley
  13. Orange + Fennel Salad:
  14. Slice half fennel using mandolin
  15. Peel orange with a sharp knife + segment it
  16. Mix fennel, orange segments + chopped fennel fronds
  17. Add 1 tsp honey, season + squeeze in leftover orange(after segmenting)
  18. Place salad into fridge
  19. Chill until serving
  20. Oyster:
  21. Open oyster and keep shell for presentation
  22. Dip oyster into flour and egg and then in panko breadcrumbs
  23. Set aside until deep- frying
  24. Wasabi, tarragon, orange mayo:
  25. 1 egg yolk
  26. 1 tsp wasabi powder
  27. 1 juice of ½ lime
  28. 1 zest of ½ orange
  29. Salt + pepper
  30. 1 finely chopped tarragon
  31. Mix all of these ingredients + slowly add 240ml groundnut oil, while whisking
  32. It should take all the oil before it emulsifies so it is creamy + doubled in volume


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