BELL PEPPER BUBBLES ON OLIVES

Technique: SPHERIFICATION
Food additives: CALCIUM LACTATE, SODIUM ALGINATE 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 red pepper 
  • 1 yellow bell pepper 
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 2 cups (470 ml) water
  • 10.6 oz (300 g) pitted green olives
  • 1 garlic, chopped 
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 
  • 3/5 (3 x 1 g) CALCIUM LACTATE 
  • 1 sachet (2 g) SODIUM ALGINATE 

DIRECTIONS

BELL PEPPER SPHERES

Wash and trim bell peppers.
Using a hand blender, mix the red bell pepper until a puree is obtained. Add water if needed. Strain the mixture through a sieve and reserve 1 cup (235 ml) of the red bell pepper coulis.
Weigh 1 g (1/5 sachet) of CALCIUM LACTATE and dissolve it onto the red bell pepper coulis using a spoon. Pour the mixture into half-spherical molds. Place in the freezer for 1 hour or until the spheres are completely frozen.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the yellow and orange bell peppers.
Using a hand blender, dissolve the SODIUM ALGINATE into the water and let sit for 5 minutes.
Remove the frozen bell pepper spheres from the mold and place them in the sodium alginate bath. Let sit for 5 minutes while stirring delicately with a spoon.
Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the spheres, rinse them in a bowl of water and remove excess moisture by blotting the bottom of the slotted spoon against a paper towel.

OLIVE TAPENADE 

Mix all ingredients together in a blender until a puree is obtained. 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS 

Serve the tapenade in serving spoons and decorate each spoon with a bell pepper sphere. 

 

 

PRODUCTS USED TO CREATE THIS RECIPE 

BELL PEPPER BUBBLES ON OLIVES