Ingredients

2 Red Mullet fillets

2cl olive oil

1 red beet (200 g)

1 chiogga beet (200 g)

1 yellow beet (200 g)

100g flat parsley

20g olive oil

50g ginger

10cl sunflower oil

2cl lemon juice

2cl white balsamic vinegar

20g honey

 

Method

Slice each Red Mullet fillet in two and set aside.

Peel the red beet, slice it in small cubes, then pass it through the juicer and set the juice aside. Dry the pulp in the oven at 90°C for 1 hour. Mix it finely.

Peel the Chiogga and Yellow beet, cut them in 5mm thick slices then in 4cm wide triangles with a cutting mold. You need 8 Chiogga triangles and 4 yellow ones. The rest can be kept for a delicious salad.

Pick the flat parsley and keep the leaves only. Blanch them in boiling water for 30 seconds, then drop in an ice bath to fix the colour. Drain well and blend with olive oil until it becomes a smooth coulis. Season with salt and set in a piping bag or pipette, refrigerate as soon as possible.

Peel the ginger, slice it finely and cook it slowly for about 15 minutes. Place in a blender with the lemon juice, white balsamic vinegar and honey. Blend until smooth, and season. Set aside in the fridge.

Cook and reduce the red beet juice, until it is like a glaze. Season with salt and set aside.

Glaze the Chiogga and Yellow beets in a pan with a little vegetable stock and butter, season with salt.

 

To serve

Heat the red beet glaze. Season the Red Mullet fillets with salt and white pepper. Heat up a non-stick pan with a little olive oil, cook the fillets on the skin side first, until crispy for about 2 minutes, then quickly turn them around and cook for 30 seconds. Drain on a towel to remove excess fat. Season with Maldon Sea Salt.

On the plate, with the help of a brush, paint a line of red beet glaze. Sprinkle with the red beet powder. Place the triangles, add a few drops of parsley coulis. Add the fillets and finish with the ginger oil

 

Wine

Pinot Noir de Morges Collection Le Vin Vivant de Bernard Ravet et Uvavins.