Turbot, ricotta and herbs, mustard sauce and egg

6
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Turbot

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

Egg yolks

  • 4 egg yolks, beaten

Ricotta and herb mousse

  • 150g of ricotta
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 10 fresh chives
  • 10 dill tops
  • 1/2 lemon, zest only
  • chilli, to taste
  • 75g of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3g of salt, plus extra for boiling

Mustard sauce

  • 1 egg
  • 15g of Dijon mustard
  • 15g of milk
  • 10g of butter
  • 5g of salt

To serve

  • 6 red vein sorrel leaves
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 6 dill tops
  • 6 micro red amaranth leaves
  • 6 micro parsley
  • 6 micro red cabbage sprouts

Method

1
The day before serving the dish, place the egg yolks in a sealed bag and freeze at -18°C for at least 12 hours
  • 4 egg yolks
2
Preheat the oven to 90°C/gas mark ¼ and line a baking tray with baking paper
3
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
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 10 fresh chives
  • 10 dill tops
  • 150g of ricotta
  • 1/2 lemon, zest only
  • chilli, to taste
  • 75g of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3g of salt, plus extra for boiling
4
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
5
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
  • 1 egg
  • 15g of Dijon mustard
  • 15g of milk
  • 10g of butter
  • 5g of salt
6
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
7
Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas mark 3
8
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
  • 6 turbot fillets, each weighing 120g
9
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
  • 6 red vein sorrel leaves
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 6 dill tops
  • 6 micro red amaranth leaves
  • 6 micro parsley
  • 6 micro red cabbage sprouts
10
Pipe dots of the mustard sauce and egg yolk across each plate, add the cooked turbot fillets and serve immediately