Marmite-glazed mackerel with pickled cucumber, gherkin powder and crème fraîche

Ingredients

Dairy

  • 100g of créme fraiche

Fruit & Vegetables

  • 1 lime, zested
  • 3 gherkins
  • 1 cucumber

Beverages

  • 900ml of water
  • 50g of mirin

Oils & Vinegars

  • 300g of white wine vinegar
  • 75g of cider vinegar

Store Cupboard

  • 180g of caster sugar
  • 24g of sea salt
  • 200g of fine sea salt
  • 200g of caster sugar
  • 13g of Marmite
  • 13g of runny honey

Spices & Dried Herbs

  • 1/2 star anise
  • 1 black cardamom pod, broken open and small seeds used
  • 10g of black cardamom pods

Salad & Fresh Herbs

  • 6g of coriander seeds
  • 20g of coriander seeds

Fish & Shellfish

  • 4 mackerel fillets

Speciality Ingredients

  • 25g of Shaoxing wine

Cooking Sauces

  • 2.5g of light soy sauce