Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Royal Foodie Joust: Fish, Nutmeg & Coconut

It's been a while since I've made time to do the online competitions, but I like reviving old favorites. The January Joust featured fish, nutmeg and coconut. Naturally I thought of MARSHMALLOWS!

I've done something similar to this in the past, but this time I used coconut milk instead of regular milk and made the marshmallow savory instead of sweet - letting the coconut serve as the sweetness.

500g Coconut milk
18g Gelatin leaf, softened
40g Salmon oil
Pinch, Nutmeg

I took a chunk of dry style smoked salmon - a good oily piece, and heated it in the 40g of canola oil. Once warm, I covered and let steep off the heat for an hour. Next I chilled 400g coconut milk until almost frozen. I then added the softened gelatin to the remaining 100g milk and heated in a sauce pan over low flame. In my mixer, I whipped the gelatin milk mixture for 30 seconds, then added all of the cold milk at once, whipping for another 3 minutes. At the end of the 3 minutes, I poured the oil, which I had strained out the salmon chunks and chilled slightly. Add the pinch of nutmeg. Another 30 seconds of whipping and then spread, chilled and cut.
Finally, I dipped the marshmallows in tempered 85% chocolate.

I know you think this sounds gross but smoked salmon and dark chocolate go great together - really. I made an ultra rich 74% drinking chocolate with a hint of orange rind and cinnamon and slurped myself into oblivion.


Tri2Cook said...

Nice... and I agree, smoked salmon and dark chocolate definitely work. I've had my game plan on paper for this one for over a week, hopefully I'll get it done this weekend and not miss yet another round. Nothing as cool and creative as yours though.

Gfron1 said...

Your humility veils your approaching attack! I say bypass the "Most Unique" that is my realm and go for the "Best Overall." (not sure why I'm feeling/writing so geekily tonight)

Andrea said...

Kind of how like vanilla and lobster go together? :-)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Like I said on the forum, bacon and chocolate are all the rage right now, so why not smoked salmon and chocolate? Sounds like a similar flavor profile - smoky, salty and sweet.

Anonymous said...

Okay...Have to admit that I'd love to taste...74% drinking chocolate? I could seriously get behind some of that RIGHT now! With or without marshmallows! Congrats on a most unique dish!