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Recipe: pan fried mulloway with Jerusalem artichoke, diamond clams, onion marmalade and parsley sauce

By 2018 Gault&Millau Young Talent award's finalist - Alexis Besseau, Head Chef at The Bathers' Pavilion.

Winter may be getting closer, but that means we can start getting excited about the delicious winter warmer items that will be added to menus across Australia! Alexis Besseau, Head Chef at The Bathers' Pavilion and 2018 Gault&Millau Young Talent award finalist shares one of the latest additions to the menu - a pan fried Mulloway with a range of winter favourites to complement. Here's how its done:




Ingredients: 


Mulloway

4 pieces of 120 g of Mulloway

50 g butter

2 cloves garlic

5 spring thyme


Diamond clams

1kg Diamond clams

(Blanched form Cloudy bay)


Jerusalem artichoke purée

15 pieces large artichoke

100 g liquid cream

 

Onion marmalade

4 large onions

3 bottles of Hoegarden white Beer

vegetable oil

 

Parsley sauce

1 bunch parsley

50 g milk

50 g cream

100 ml clams juice

1 tbsp lecithin 




Method:


Jerusalem artichoke

Cook the artichoke for 15 minutes in simmering water,  with the skin on until they are soft but not broken down. Remove from the water then peel the skin carefully, trying to keep  them in one piece. Scrape the inside and place in a blender with the cream and blitz into a smooth puree. Place the skin flat on top of a tray with baking paper and dry in the oven at 50 degrees for approximately 2 hours until crispy.

 

Diamond clams

  • Open the clams with an oyster knife keeping them in some of the juice.


Onion marmalade

Peel and slice the onions finely, sweat in a large pot for 5 minutes with a dash of cooking oil. Add the beer and cook until the onions start to become soft.

 

Parsley sauce

Warm the milk and cream together in a pot. Blanch the parsley and blend all the ingredients together. Pass through a small strainer.

 

Mulloway

Pan fry the fish skin side on a non-stick pan then. Crush the garlic and add thyme and butter then baste the fish. Finish in the oven at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.

 

To plate

Deep fry the artichoke skin. Warm the clams in their juice in a sauce pan.Put some of the puree in the middle of the plate and create a whole in the centre for the onions. Place the clams around and the fish on top of the onion. Create an emulsion with the parsley sauce with an hand blender then pour around the fish. Finish with the skins and some fresh herbs like baby coriander.




To be inspired by more of Alexis' dishes, follow his Instagram or check out The Bathers' Pavilion in Sydney!