Bonito and radicchio with sweet and sour soy sauce

4
30 minutes

Ingredients

Bonito

  • 300g of bonito fillet
  • olive oil
  • salt

Candied lemon

  • 1 lemon
  • 200ml of water
  • 200g of sugar

Sweet and sour sauce

  • 25ml of soy sauce
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 20ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5ml of white vinegar

Garnish

  • 1 baby beetroot
  • 1 radicchio
  • beetroot leaves
  • baby basil
  • dill

Method

1
To begin, make the candied lemon. Peel the lemon and remove any white pitch from the zest. Julienne the zest, place into a small saucepan with the water and the sugar and cook until reduced to a syrup. Reserve
  • 1 lemon
  • 200ml of water
  • 200g of sugar
2
For the sweet and sour sauce, mix the soy sauce with lemon juice, olive oil vinegar and 10ml of the syrup from candying the lemons
  • 25ml of soy sauce
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 20ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5ml of white vinegar
3
To prepare the beetroot for garnish, cut the beetroot into thin rounds on a mandoline and cut out each slice with a 3cm cutter to create neat discs
  • 1 baby beetroot
4
Heat a frying pan over a high heat with a dash of olive oil and quickly fry the radicchio leaves until just wilted
  • 1 radicchio
5
Heat a pan over a high heat, season the bonito with salt and rub with olive oil. Quickly sear the bonito until coloured on the outside then remove from the pan and cut into four pieces
  • 300g of bonito fillet
  • olive oil
  • salt
6
Arrange the bonito on the plate with the beetroot, leaves and herbs and dots of the sweet and sour sauce. Finish with the candied lemon peel and serve
  • beetroot leaves
  • baby basil
  • dill