12 nasturtium leaves
4 baby cucumber flowers
12 cucumber balls
200ml white wine vinegar
100ml thick double cream
40g fresh horseradish
100g fresh dill
100g sunflower oil
Slice scallops into 3-4 slices depending on size of the scallop. The scallops will only need to be marinated in the pickle for a couple of minutes before plating.
Pour hot white wine vinegar over elderflower and allow to pickle until needed. Pass through muslin before serving.
Infuse double cream with horseradish for 1 hour.
Blanch the picked dill in boiling water for 8 minutes then refresh in ice water. Squeeze out the liquid and place in the dehydrator until dehydrated. Blend with sunflower oil for 8 minutes on speed 8. Pour into a tray on ice and put into blast freezer to cool as quickly as possible.When cool, hang through double muslin, put in a squeezy bottle.
Chargrill the cucumber skins, once blackened but still in one piece, flake off. Further dehydrate blackened cucumber strips for at least 8 hours until dry. Blend on a high speed in the Thermo for 10 minutes until a very smooth dust.
In the centre of a plate place the horseradish cream then place the slices of pickled scallop around. Spoon on the dill oil and garnish with the cucumber balls, cucumber flower, dill and nasturtium leaves.
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