CANCEL
 

The Twelve Apostles Signature Dish

 
 

Executive Chef Christo, shares his signature recipe for Cape Atlantic Fruit De Mer, one of the favourite dishes at Azure restaurant. 

 

Cape Atlantic Fruit De Mer. This recipe serves ten people, combine and present all elements as show in the image.

Tuna Tartare

Ingredients:

  • 200g clean, brunoise tuna
  • 1 handful ofchives, finely sliced
  • 20g chopped coriander
  • 5g grated ginger
  • 2 finely diced radishes
  • 1 diced gherkin
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 10ml soya sauce
  • 10ml mirren
  • 10ml miso paste
  • 5 drops of sesame oil
  • 30ml of olive oil
  • 30ml of lime aioli
  • 5g Salt
  • 3g Pepper

Method:

  1. Dice the Tuna into 10mm cubes.
  2. Combine the herbs, ginger, radish, gherkin, mirren, soya, miso, sesame, salt, pepper, aioli and olive oil in a bowl.
  3. Toss the tuna in this mix to coat.
  4. Season with lime juice salt and pepper.

Oyster and watercress emulsion

Ingredients:

  • 100g watercress
  • 10 oysters shucked
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 1.25 ml Dijon mustard
  • 5g salt flakes
  • 5g fine pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 500ml canola oil

Method:

  1. Blanch the watercress then refresh in ice water.
  2. Blend in until it becomes a smooth puree, adding some water as you blend.
  3. Strain the puree and set aside.
  4. Add the egg yolks and oysters and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the lemon juice, seasoning and mustard and blend again.
  6. Slowly add the oil until fully emulsified and smooth.
  7. Strain though into a clean squeeze bottle and chill.

Steamed mussels

Ingredients: 

  • 1000g fresh mussels
  • 500ml white wine
  • 500ml sake wine
  • 1 garlic, cut in half
  • 2 handfuls of lemongrass
  • 1 sliced ginger
  • 2 chillies
  • 1 chopped fennel
  • 10g peppercorns
  • Handful of bay leaves

Method:

  1. Clean mussels under running water and discarding any that are open.
  2. Add all ingredients together in a medium pot and bring to the boil.
  3. Let the liquid boil for 10 minutes to intensify the flavour.
  4. Add the mussels in a colander little at a time to insure all of them will open and steam until they open.
  5. Any mussels that are closed open with knife.
  6. Remove the mussels from their shells carefully.
  7. Use 2 or 3 mussels per portion depending on their size.
  8. Reserve the liquid for the saffron mussel cream.

Saffron mussel cream

Ingredients:

  • Liquid from the mussels
  • 500g cream
  • 2g saffron
  • 10g salt flakes

Method:

  1. Rehydrated the saffron fronds in the cream for a few minutes.
  2. Bring the mussel liquid and cream up to a boil and reduce down by 3 quarters
  3. Season to taste and set aside to cool. 
  4. It can look like it curdles but just reheat on a low heat and whisk.

Green onion oil

Ingredients:

  • 100g chives
  • 100g spring onion tops
  • 100g leek tops
  • 600ml canola oil
  • 10g khoisan salt

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a mixer and blend on full power for 5 minutes.
  2. Leave the mixture stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain through a double muslin cloth.
  4. Discard the solids and set aside the onion oil.

Marinated trout roe/eggs

Ingredients:

  • 100g trout eggs
  • 15ml sake wine
  • 15ml mirren
  • 15ml soy sauce

Method:

  1. Add the sake, mirren and soy to the eggs and leave in the fridge to marinate.

Edamame beans 

Ingredients:

  • 200g shelled soybeans
  • 15ml olive oil
  • 20g chopped parsley
  • 20g chopped chives
  • 5g khoisan salt
  • 5g  white pepper
  • 40g pea shoots

Method:

  1. Shell soybeans.
  2. Add the herbs, oil and season.
  3. Garnish with the pea shoots.

Pickling Liquid

Ingredients:

  • 300ml verjus
  • 30ml rice vinegar
  • 100ml water
  • 10g lemongrass
  • 10g ginger
  • 10g garlic
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 10ml castor sugar
  • 3g salt

Method:

  1.  Bring the pickling liquid and all ingredients to the boil.
  2. Let it infuse for 30 minutes.

Pickled Seaweed Spaghetti 

Ingredients:

  • 50g dried, seaweed spaghetti, hydrated in hot water
  • Pickling liquid
  • 5g khoisan salt
  • 2g white pepper

Method:

  1. Place the seaweed into the warm pickling liquid.
 

Related Articles

Fish and chips
Classic fish and chips

Celebrate National Fish and Chips Day by creating your own freshly battered hake.

29th May 2020

Rice pudding
Bea Tollman's rice pudding

A hotel favourite, Make Bea's rice pudding at home with family or friends.

30th April 2020

Bea Tollman
Bea Tollman's Vanilla Cheesecake recipe

Love cheesecake? Test out your baking skills with a recipe from our founder Mrs Tollman.

08th April 2020