Sea urchin, mandarin and green tea

Sea urchin, mandarin and green tea

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Serves
10
Photographer
Stuart Scott

The similarity between the colour and shape of Australian urchin roe and a segment of mandarin would suggest a happy marriage. The contrast of iodine and sweet mandarin juice seals the deal. The matcha green tea powder gives the relationship substance with herbal overtones, light tannins and pleasing colour.

Ingredients

Method

  1. To make the mandarin espuma, juice 10 mandarins to yield 300 millilitres mandarin juice – the number of mandarins needed may vary depending on the season and the variety of mandarin.
  2. Warm 50 millilitres mandarin juice in a small saucepan. Soak 8 grams leaf gelatine in cold water until soft . Squeeze out the excess water, add the gelatine to the mandarin juice and stir until dissolved. Add this to the rest of the juice along with 50 grams egg whites. Use a wand blender to combine thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a cream charger and charge with two nitrogen canisters, shaking after each charge. Refrigerate for 4 hours before using.
  3. To make the sea urchin mousse, blend 100 grams sea urchin roe with 0.2 grams xanthan gum and pass through a drum sieve into a bowl. Semi-whip 200 millilitres pouring cream to ribbon stage and fold together with the roe purée. Season to taste with Murray River pink salt, freshly ground black pepper and lemon juice.
  4. To serve, place 1 tablespoon of the sea urchin mousse in the base of each glass or vessel. Top with enough of the mandarin espuma to cover the mousse and garnish with a 'tongue' of urchin. Use a tea strainer or muslin bag to lightly dust each serving with matcha green tea powder.
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