Chilled cucumber and horseradish gazpacho with Lymington crab salad and pickled white radish

servings4
40 minutes

Ingredients

Chilled cucumber gazpacho recipe

  • 225ml of vegetable stock
  • 2 cucumbers, seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 10g of horseradish, fresh peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp of horseradish cream
  • 2 tbsp of basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp of chives
  • 2 tbsp of chervil
  • 150g of mascarpone

Crab salad recipe

  • 1 large crab, cooked and picked – white and brown meat kept separate
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp of chervil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of chives, chopped
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 50g of mayonnaise
  • salt

Pickled radish recipe

  • 1 Japanese white radish
  • 42ml of white vinegar
  • 42ml of water
  • 25g of caster sugar

To plate

  • 1 handful of baby cress

Method

1
To make the pickled radish, use a 2cm piece of peeled white radish (mooli or daikon) and thinly sliced from the thick end
  • 1 Japanese white radish
2
Bring the vinegar and water to the boil and add the sugar to taste. Allow to cool, then pour it over the radish slices. Coat well and leave for an hour or so to pickle
  • 42ml of white vinegar
  • 42ml of water
  • 25g of caster sugar
3
For the gazpacho, start by removing the seeds of the cucumber and roughly chopping. Peel and grate the horseradish and then place the cucumber, fresh and creamed horseradish, vegetable stock, basil, chives and chervil in a food processor and blend until very smooth. Mix in the mascarpone and then pass through a fine sieve. Season with salt and chill until very cold
  • 225ml of vegetable stock
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 100g of horseradish
  • 1 tbsp of horseradish cream
  • 2 tbsp of basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp of chives
  • 2 tbsp of chervil
  • 150g of mascarpone
4
To make the crab salad, combine all of the white crab meat with the chervil, dill, chives, deseeded cucumber and apple. Bind with some of the mayonnaise and add a little of the brown crabmeat to boost the flavour but take care not to allow the mixture to become too sloppy. Add lemon juice and salt to taste
  • 1 large crab
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 tbsp of chervil
  • 1 tbsp of dill
  • 1 tbsp of chives
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 50g of mayonnaise
5
To serve, place a drained radish slice in a chilled bowl and top with some of the crabmeat mixture. Place another disc on top and finish with some of the baby herbs. Pour the chilled soup around and serve immediately
  • 1 handful of baby cress