Turbot, ricotta and herbs, mustard sauce and egg

  • Main
  • medium
  • 6
  • 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 12 hours freezing



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  • 6 turbot fillets, each weighing 120g
  • extra virgin olive oil, for frying

Egg yolks

Ricotta and herb mousse

Mustard sauce

To serve

The day before serving the dish, place the egg yolks in a sealed bag and freeze at -18°C for at least 12 hours
Preheat the oven to 90°C/gas mark ¼ and line a baking tray with baking paper
For the ricotta and herb mousse, first blanch the herbs for 2 minutes in a pan of boiling salted water. Drain and add to a blender with the ricotta, lemon zest, chilli, oil and salt, then blitz until smooth
Transfer the ricotta and herb blend to a piping bag and pipe in straight lines on the lined tray. Bake in the low oven for 1 hour to dry out, then allow to cool and reserve in the fridge until ready to serve
To make the mustard sauce, whisk all the ingredients together in a saucepan over a gentle heat until it reaches 60°C. Transfer to a blender and blitz together until it reaches 80°C. Transfer to a bowl placed over ice to cool the sauce quickly then reserve in the fridge in a piping bag until ready to serve
An hour before serving, take the frozen egg yolks out of the freezer to thaw. Once in liquid state, transfer to a piping bag or squeezy bottle for serving
Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
Just before serving, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil and fry the turbot fillets for a minute on each side until lightly golden. Arrange on a baking tray and finish cooking in the oven for 8 minutes
While the fish finishes cooking, carefully transfer a line of the ricotta and herb mousse to each serving plate, and top with a leaf of each of the micro herbs
Pipe dots of the mustard sauce and egg yolk across each plate, add the cooked turbot fillets and serve immediately
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