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  • Dong Chi Mi

  • 2.8kg daikon

  • 140g onion

  • 140g pear

  • 170g sea salt

  • 4.2L water

  • 14g garlic, grated

  • 8.4g ginger, grated

  • 14g long green peppers, chopped

  • 28g spring onion

  • 1kg Chinese cabbage

  • Scallops

  • 18 scallops

  • White Mayonnaise

  • 300g grape seed oil

  • 40g sushi-su

  • 40g lemon juice

  • 70g egg whites

  • 4.2g salt

  • White pepper

  • Jerusalem Artichoke Mousseline

  • 600g Jerusalem artichoke

  • 80g butter

  • 40g milk

  • 5.2g salt

  • Silver Paper

  • 80g potato

  • Water (need 300g reserved after cooking)

  • 1.5% of the total mass konjac

  • 2g titanium oxide

  • 1g salt

  • Lemon Meringue

  • 2g citras

  • 40g egg whites

  • 180g lemon juice

  • 10g dried egg whites

  • 100g sugar


  • Dong Chi Mi:

  • 1.

    Peel and cut daikon into pieces 8–10cm.

  • 2.

    Cover them with salt and leave for at least 1 hour.

  • 3.

    Peel and cut onions and pears and place with the daikon, cover.

  • 4.

    In a large container add the water, garlic, ginger and green peppers.

  • 5.

    Add the spring onions cut into sticks. Add the Chinese cabbage cut in half.

  • 6.

    Add the daikon with salt, onions and pears.

  • 7.

    Leave at room temperature for two to three days. Keep it cold at 2°C after this time.

  • Scallops:

  • 1.

    Colour the scallops lightly in a frypan and cut each into halves. Soak them in the dong chi mi water. Cut the pickled daikon into 5mm cubes.

  • White Mayonnaise:

  • 1.

    Mix all ingredients together.

  • 2.

    Emulsify with hand-held blender.

  • Jerusalem Artichoke Mousseline:

  • 1.

    Wash Jerusalem artichokes and cook with the skin on the barbecue or in the oven at 180°C for 20 minutes. Cool.

  • 2.

    Use a spoon to extract the flesh, approximately 400g. Place in Thermomix and work at 70°C, speed 8, with the other ingredients until smooth and creamy.

  • Silver Paper:

  • 1.

    Cook the potatoes with water, store water and boiled potato separately.

  • 2.

    Put the water and the potato in a Thermomix, add the powders and work at speed 8 until it reaches 70°C.

  • 3.

    Remove, spread small piles of dough with a spatula on sheet of silicone and place in the dehydrator at 65°C until a thin crisp sheet forms.

  • 4.

    Leave to dry.

  • Lemon Meringue:

  • 1.

    Add citras and egg whites to the lemon juice.

  • 2.

    Add dried egg whites to the powder, beating on medium speed.

  • 3.

    Add sugar and continue to whisk at medium speed. Once stiff peaks have formed, transfer mixture into a piping bag, and pipe onto a silicone sheet. Put into a dehydrator at 50°C for 5 hours. Keep dry.

  • To Serve:

  • 1.

    Put 6 halves of marinated scallops on each plate.

  • 2.

    Accompany each with a piece of a diced daikon and mayonnaise.

  • 3.

    Add Jerusalem artichoke mousseline, lemon meringue and pieces of silver paper to finish.


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