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ALMOND TOFU WITH RED BELL PEPPER PUREE WITH TOMATO CONFIT & DAIKON ROLL | MADE BY CHEF VICKY LAU

Almond Tofu

Makes: 300ml

SERVES: 8

PREPARATION: 10minutes

COOKING: 45minutes

Almond Tofu Ingredients:

25g Chinese Northern Almonds

25g Chinese Southern Almonds

200g water

150g milk

75g cream

5g bacon oil

4g gelatin sheets

Red Pepper Puree

Makes: 300ml

SERVES: 8

PREPARATION: 5minutes

COOKING: 15minutes

Red Pepper Puree Ingredients:

10ml olive oil

100ml chicken stock

10g butter

3 red bell peppers, peeled and seeded

2 onions

1 spring of thyme

Method Almond Tofu:

1. Place almonds in a non-reactive container and fill with water to soak overnight

2. The next day soak the gelatin sheets in ice water until applicable

3.  After the overnight soak, the almonds should be soft. Pour all the almonds, along with the water they have soaked in, into a blender, and blend on high until the mixture become smooth in texture. Pass this mixture through a fine strainer into a saucepan, then add in milk, cream and bacon oil. Slowly heat the mixture to around 80ºC, then add the gelatin. Allow the mixture to cool down slightly before filling into serving containers, then transfer into fridge to set until it reaches a pudding-like consistency

Red Pepper Puree method:

1. Wash and peel the bell peppers with a vegetable peeler, then cut into strips.  Peel and quarter the onions.

2. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and cook on low heat for 3 minutes without letting them color. When they turn translucent, add the pepper strips and thyme. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil, simmer for about 10 minutes

3. Remove the thyme, and blend the remaining ingredients in a blender. In between pulses, carefully add in the butter cubes, then blend until smooth. Pass the mixture through a strainer, and add salt to taste

To Finish:

1. Remove the containers of “almond tofu” out of the fridge and add a big spoonful of bell pepper puree on top of each. Garnish with tomato confit and daikon roll or desired salad vegetables

 

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