Sous vide Cornish skate wing

4
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Orange oil

  • 4 oranges, zest of
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 400ml of pomace oil
  • salt

Orange curd

  • 2 oranges
  • 150g of sugar
  • 50g of orange juice
  • 25g of butter

Skate

  • 4 skate wings, small
  • 1l water
  • 50g of salt
  • 40g of sugar

Borlotti velouté

  • 400g of borlotti beans
  • 1 slice of Alsace bacon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 500ml of buttermilk
  • 1l chicken stock

Dill foam

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 400ml of fish stock
  • 200ml of cream
  • 5g of soya lecithin
  • 10ml of lemon juice

Chicory

  • baby chicory
  • 200ml of vegetable stock
  • 3g of citric acid

Sunflower and oat granola

  • 5g of olive oil
  • 125g of molasses
  • 20g of honey
  • 300g of rolled oats
  • 50g of sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp of linseed
  • 100g of flaked almonds

To plate

  • sunflower leaves
  • sunflower sprouts
  • freeze-dried mandarin

Method

1
Begin by preparing the orange oil. Seal the orange zest, thyme, pomace oil and a pinch of salt in a vacuum bag and cook in a water bath at 68 °C for 4 hours. Leave to cool, then pass through a fine sieve
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 400ml of pomace oil
  • salt
  • 4 oranges, zest of
2
Meanwhile, prepare the the orange curd by caramelising the sugar in a small saucepan until golden, then add the orange juice and bring to the boil until a caramel is formed. Cut the oranges in half and place into a vacuum bag along with the caramel. Vacuum and steam in the oven at 100°C for 2 hours - if your oven doesn’t have a steamer setting a regular steamer will work just as well . After 2 hours remove the curd mixture from the vacuum bag, blitz in a blender until completely smooth and then add the butter until emulsified
  • 150g of sugar
  • 50g of orange juice
  • 2 oranges
  • 25g of butter
3
For the skate, dissolve the sugar and salt in the water to create a brine and place the skate in the solution for 2 hours. After this time remove the skate from the brine, place into a vacuum bag and cook in a water bath at 50°C for 15 minutes. Leave to cool, then remove the skate from the bag and take off the bone. Pat dry with kitchen paper and set aside until required
  • 40g of sugar
  • 50g of salt
  • 1l water
  • 4 skate wings, small
4
To make the borlotti veloute put the beans into a large saucepan and cover with chicken stock. Place the bacon, thyme, bay leaf and garlic into a muslin bag and add to the beans. Cook until completely soft, about 1 hour. Blitz in a blender until completely soft then add the buttermilk. Season to taste and reserve
  • 400g of borlotti beans
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 1 slice of Alsace bacon
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 500ml of buttermilk
5
For the granola, boil oil, molasses and honey in a pan. Meanwhile, toast all the dry ingredients in the oven at 150⁰c for 5 mins. Pour the toasted ingredients over the sugar mix and continue to cook for fifteen minutes, stirring every 3 minutes or so. Spread out on a silicone baking mat and leave to cool
  • 5g of olive oil
  • 20g of honey
  • 300g of rolled oats
  • 50g of sunflower seeds
  • 100g of flaked almonds
  • 4 tbsp of linseed
6
To prepare the dill foam, sweat the shallot, garlic and dill in butter in a pan until softened. Add the fish stock and cream, stir to combine and bring to the boil. Leave to infuse until cool then pass through a fine sieve. Add the lecithin and the lemon juice to the pan and stir, leaving in the pan until ready to serve
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 400ml of fish stock
  • 200ml of cream
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 5g of soya lecithin
  • 10ml of lemon juice
7
For the chicory, dissolve the citric acid in the stock. Split the chicory in half lengthways and place into a vacuum bag with the stock. Cook in a water bath for for 12 minutes at 92°C
  • baby chicory
  • 3g of citric acid
  • 200ml of vegetable stock
8
Dust the skate with flour and fry in a non-stick pan over a medium heat with a little oil until beginning to colour. While the fish is cooking, warm the dill mixture and blitz with a hand blender to create a foam
9
Place a piece of skate in the center of each plate and scatter the granola around the fish. Pipe dots of orange curd on the plate and drizzle over the orange oil. Place the chicory on top of the fish then swirl around the veloute, topping with a couple of generous spoonfuls of the dill foam. Garnish with sunflower leaves, sprouts and the freeze-dried mandarin. Serve immediately
  • sunflower leaves
  • sunflower sprouts
  • freeze-dried mandarin