REINVENTED GREEK SALAD

Technique: SPHERIFICATION
Food additives: CALCIUM LACTATE, SODIUM ALGINATE 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) radishes
  • 3/4 cup (190 ml) cucumbers
  • 1 tbs (15 ml) parsley 
  • 1 tb s (15 ml) dill
  • 1 cup (250 ml) plain yogurt
  • salt to taste 
  • pepper to taste 
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbs (30 ml) lemon juice 
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water 
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) CALCIUM LACTATE 
  • 1 sachet (2 g) SODIUM ALGINATE 
  • shiso leaves to taste 
  • pistachios + raspberries to taste 

DIRECTIONS

SALAD

Julienne radishes and cucumbers, chop parsley and dill and combine in a bowl. Set aside. 

YOGURT SPHERES

Finely chop garlic. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, except for water. Warm up 1 tbs (15 ml) of water and combine with calcium lactate. Stir until the calcium lactate is fully diluted, then incorporate it to the yogurt mixture. Pour mixture into small, demi-spherical molds and let sit in the freezer for 1 hour or until the spheres are frozen.
In a rectangular, flat-bottomed bowl and using a hand blender, dissolve sodium alginate in water. Let sit for 15 minutes, then warm briefly in a microwave oven. 
Unmold frozen yogurt spheres in alginate bath. Let sit for 3 minutes while gently stirring once in a while to prevent the spheres from touching. 
Fill a medium-sized bowl with water. Using a slotted spoon, delicately collect the spheres and briefly rinse them in the water, then remove excess water from each sphere by applying a piece of paper towel on the bottom of the spoon. Reserve. 

ASSEMBLY

Serve salad and spheres on top of shiso leaves. Decorate each plate with raspberries and pistachios.

 

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REINVENTED GREEK SALAD