'Ligurian cod' – salt cod with tomato, olive cream and potato

  • Starter
  • medium
  • 8
  • 1 hour 15 minutes, plus 3–4 hours dehydrating time for the tomato sheets



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Salt cod

Tomato sheets

  • 100g of tomato concentrate
  • 5ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5ml of red wine vinegar
  • 10ml of xanthan gum

Tomato sauce


Taggiasca olive cream

Black garlic cream

To serve

Begin with the tomato sheets. Blend all the ingredients together, spread onto silicone baking mats and dehydrate at 65°C for 3–4 hours. Once ready, tear into pieces
  • 5ml of red wine vinegar
  • 100g of tomato concentrate
  • 5ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 10ml of xanthan gum
To make the tomato sauce, soften the onion in a pan with olive oil and a ladleful of vegetable stock. Stir in the tomato concentrate then add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper
Cook on a medium heat for 30 minutes then blend until smooth. Place a little in a piping bag for dotting on the plate and keep the rest in a pan
Preheat the oven to 165°C/gas mark 3
Spread a layer of coarse salt on a baking tray and place the potatoes on top. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, allow to cool slightly then peel and mash with a fork. Season with salt, pepper and olive oil
Preheat a water bath to 65°C
Meanwhile, cut the cod fillet into eight pieces of 60g each. Place them in vacuum bags with salt, pepper and oil and cook in the preheated water bath for 7 minutes
To make the Taggiasca olive cream, blend the olives with 20ml water. Pass through a sieve and blend again with the xanthan gum to thicken. Transfer to a piping bag and set aside
For the black garlic cream, blend the garlic with the soy sauce, honey and vegetable stock, then add the xanthan gum and blend again. Place in another piping bag
To serve, pipe dots of the olive cream, garlic cream and tomato sauce around the plate. Use a ring mould to make a disc of crushed potatoes and top it with one piece of cod and two pine nuts
Spoon over some tomato sauce and finish with three pieces of the torn tomato sheet
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