Silver Mullet, Cucumber, Tomato & Sauce Vierge

4
1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Silver mullet

  • 4 Silver mullet fillet, 150g each
  • oil

Sauce vierge

  • 50ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 50ml of orange juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 8 basil leaves, finely shredded

Grilled spring onions, cucumber, confit tomatoes

  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 8 spring onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 20g of Cornish sea salt
  • 20ml of olive oil

Method

1
Cut the cucumber into 1cm thick discs and set aside, peel and quarter the tomatoes and deseed.
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 plum tomatoes
2
Place the tomato quarters on a tray and slice a very thin slither of garlic and place on top of each quarter, season with the sea salt and drizzle with the olive oil. Place in an oven at 75c for about 20 minutes or leave - if time allows - for a few hours on 55c
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 20ml of olive oil
  • 20g of Cornish sea salt
3
Blanch the spring onions in boiling water for 1 minute, place into cold water to refresh
  • 8 spring onions
4
In a griddle pan, sear the spring onions and colour lightly, set aside once coloured
5
In a non stick frying pan, fry the mullet skin side until the skin is crisp but not over coloured, flip over and finish cooking flesh side down
  • 4 Silver mullet fillet
  • oil
6
For the sauce, combine the orange juice, oil, salt and sugar and blend, adding the finely shred basil once the sauce has combined
  • 50ml of orange juice
  • 50ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 8 basil leaves
7
To serve, quickly pan-fry the cucumber slices but do not let them colour, place on the plate and scatter the tomato petals around. Lay the grilled spring onions down. Top with the cooked mullet and finish with the sauce vierge, drizzling all over