Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini

Mike Reid

Ingredients:

Yellow Puree:

  • 200g Yellow zucchini
  • 75g Butter
  • Water
  • Salt

Fermented Zucchini:

  • 1 Zucchini, yellow
  • 200ml Whey
  • 50g Horseradish fresh (5g if from a jar)
  • 2 Garlic cloves, miced
  • 3g Fine salt

Stuffed Zucchini Flower:

  • 1 Flower
  • 75ml Goats Curd
  • 25g Fresh Dates
  • 50ml Tapioca Flour
  • 50ml Plain Flour
  • 1tsp Bicarb soda
  • Ice cold sparkling water

To Finish:

  • 1 Finger/native lime
  • Nasturtium to garnish

Method:

Yellow Puree:

  1. Over a medium heat, sweat down your zucchini in the butter without colour.
  2. Add the water and cover and reduce heat to a simmer and cook until completely soft
  3. Season to taste and blitz until completely smooth in a blender

Fermented Zucchini

  1. Slice your zucchini very thin into discs
  2. Combine all your other ingredients together in a bowl before adding in your zucchini
  3. Leave for a couples of hours before using or store in a pickling jar for up to 1 week in the fridge

Stuffed Zucchini Flower:

  1. Make your tempura batter and set to onside by combining the flours, bicarb and iced water. Finish with a touch of salt
  2. Stuff your zucchini flowers with the goats cheese and diced dates mixing the dates through the goats cheese first
  3. Once stuffed, dust your flower in plain flour before dipping into the tempura mix and then frying at about 170 degrees

To Finish:

  1. To plate up, first add puree on the base of the plate. Top with your flowers and fermented zucchini. Then garnish with finger limes and nasturiums

Our friends at Wine Selectors suggest pairing this dish with a Sauvignon Blanc.

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