Scallop ceviche with pickled golden beetroot and apple and sorrel gel

servings 2
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

Ceviche scallop

  • 4 scallops

Pickled golden beetroot

  • 2 golden beetroots
  • 25ml of white wine
  • 25ml of champagne vinegar
  • 25g of sugar
  • salt

Apple and sorrel gel

  • 175ml of fresh apple juice
  • 4 sorrel leaves
  • 2g of gellan gum type F
  • 10g of sugar

Raw salad

  • micro salad leaves, borage and radish
  • sea salt

Method

1
Place the golden beetroot in a deep saucepan and cover with lightly salted water, bring to the boil then allow simmer until cooked (check with a cocktail stick to see if the beetroot is soft in the middle)
  • 2 golden beetroots
  • salt
2
Place 2 pieces of cling film on a flat surface then place 4 scallops neatly in a line, take both edges of the cling film and roll them very tightly into a 5 inch tube. Store in the freezer until required
  • 4 scallops
3
For the apple and sorrel gel, infuse the apple juice with the sorrel leaves, by placing both ingredients in a pan. Bring to the boil, remove from the heat and set aside
  • 175ml of fresh apple juice
  • 4 sorrel leaves
4
Meanwhile, make the pickling liquor. Heat the white wine, vinegar and sugar in a pan until the sugar dissolves. Place the liquor in a plastic tub and store in the fridge until cool
  • 25ml of white wine
  • 25ml of champagne vinegar
  • 25g of sugar
5
Once the sorrel infusion has cooled, add 10g of caster sugar and then pass the infused liquid through a fine strainer. Return to the heat and bring the liquid to a boil, whisk in the gellan f and return to the heat until it reaches boiling point
  • 10g of sugar
  • 1.7g of gellan gum type F
6
Remove from the heat and allow to cool. The juice will start to set so, whilst cooling, blend with a stick blender before putting the gel into a squeezy bottle. Store in the fridge until required
7
Once the golden beetroot is cooked, refresh in cold water and peel once completely cold. Slice into 5mm thick circles and place into the chilled pickling liquor for at least 2 hours
8
To serve, slice the frozen scallop into thin discs and place 1 disc on top of a slice of beetroot in the middle of each plate. Squeeze on the sorrel gel, add a pinch of salt and arrange the remaining discs of beetroot and scallops around the centre alternating into a circular fan finish
9
Add small dots of the sorrel gel around the remaining scallop and beetroot and season with sea salt. Finish with the micro herbs and edible flowers and serve
  • micro salad leaves, borage and radish
  • sea salt