Another delicious recipe coming from our Croatian September Chef of the Month Ana Birac. She wows us again with her mouth-watering Cucumber Roll.
Cucumber – Crème fraîche – Horseradish Roll – Carrot Cream – Baked Marinated Red Beetroot – Apple Caramelized in Coconut Butter – Pistachio Powder
For 2 people:
0.1kg cucumber ~ 3.5 ounces
0.005kg Crème fraîche ~ 17 ounces
0.005kg fresh horseradish (grated) ~ 17 ounces
0.1kg carrot ~ 3.5 ounces
0.05kg whipped cream ~ 1.7 ounces
0.1kg red beetroot ~ 3.5 ounces
0.005kg honey ~ 17 ounces
0.005kg lime ~ 17 ounces
0.001kg thyme ~ 1 teaspoon
0.1kg Granny Smith apple ~ 3.5 ounces
0.005kg coconut butter ~ 17 ounces
0.002kg pistachio powder ~ a dash
Olive oil – as needed
Salt, pepper – as need
Peal the cucumber into big noodles. Put them on a board slice next to the slice and spice with salt and pepper. Then cover them with plastic foil and put in the fridge and marinate for 15 minutes.
Cut red beetroot brunoise (into cubes). Blanch it in water until it softens, and then grill it. Marinate it with honey, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme.
Cut Granny Smith apple brunoise (same size as beetroot into cubes). Dissolve coconut butter in a pan and bake the apple for a minute or two until it softens.
Peel the carrots and cook in vegetable stock until they are fully cooked. After, put them in thermomixer, add the whipped cream and ¾ of pistachio powder. Mix it all together until you get a smooth cream. Season it with salt and pepper and then put it in the fridge to cool down.
Once again use the thermomixer – mix crème fraîche, grated horseradish, salt and pepper. When you get a texture like spread, you’re done.
Take the cucumbers out of the fridge. Spread crème fraîche and horseradish cream over it and roll them up.
Put the product on the plate and finish with the rest of the pistachio powder sprinkled around the plate.
*Note because Chef Ana is from Croatia, she uses metric system measurements (along with the rest of the world). Once again, we have done our best to convert the measurements to the U.S. customary system.