Codfish with Red Beet and Wheatgrass

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  • 4 pieces codfish
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 80 ml cream
  • Grated peel of ½ lime
Red Beet:
  • 100 ml Red Beet juice
  • 1 TL Red Beet granulate
  • 1 g Agar-Agar
  • A bit of wasabi
  • 1 dash of balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
Red Beet Macaroons:
  • 100 ml Red Beet juice
  • 1 EL Red Beet granulate
  • A bit of cumin
  • 10 g albumin (egg white substitute for good results when whipping liquids and purees)
  • 1 EL Basic Texture (substance made of citrus fiber and water used to thicken liquids)
Fish Sauce:
  • 1 diced shallot
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 200 ml fish stock
  • 100 ml cream
  • Black cumin oil to taste
Light Vinaigrette:
  • 30 ml Chardonnay vinegar
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • 40 ml rape seed oil
  • 30 ml chicken stock
  • Fleur de Sel
  • Scarlet Cress (tastes like beetroot)
  • Wheatgrass (grows during the first days of germination of wheat seed)
  • Strips of cucumber
Halve the vanilla pods lengthwise and vacuum together with the other ingredients. Cook in a fusionchef water bath for 15 minutes at 133 °F (56 °C).
Remove the pods and salt the codfish.

Red Beet:
Mix all ingredients and bring to a boil once. Pour into a glass vessel and refrigerate.
Cut into dice as required and warm at 194 °F (90 °C).

Red Beet Macaroons:
Mix all ingredients and whisk until creamy. Squirt small macaroons onto a Silpat mat. Place into a drying oven at 122 °F (50 °C) for at least 8 hours. Store in an air-tight box.

Fish Sauce:
Sautee the diced shallot in a bit of olive oil and deglaze with white wine. Add the fish stock and reduce as much as possible. Add the cream.
Bring to a boil once, pass through a sieve and mix with the olive oil.

Light Vinaigrette:
Mix all ingredients and season to taste.

Place the fish on the plate and arrange all other components. Keep the wheatgrass in place with the cucumber stripes. Drizzle the vinaigrette on top. Garnish with scarlet cress and the whisked sauce.

We thank Matthaes publishers for providing this recipe from the book "Heiko Antoniewicz, Sous-Vide".
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