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Chipotle glazed Sweetbreads, wagyu and coriander

INGREDIENTS: Veal Sweetbreads:     

  • 1kg cleaned veal sweetbreads, soaked
  • 200g butter
  • 3g salt
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 juniper berry
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds



  1. Place all the ingredients into a Vacuum bag and sous vide at 75*C for 45min.
  2. Chill completely and remove the membranes and sinew before portioning.


Wagyu Sirloin:            

1 Wagyu sirloin steak, or any high quality local beef, cut into loins and seasoned well.


INGREDIENTS: Chipotle glaze:                       

  • 5cm thumb ginger
  • 6 sticks lemongrass, crushed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 300ml mirin
  • 200ml sake
  • 250ml light soy, green lid only
  • 100ml honey
  • 50g treacle sugar
  • 500ml tomato sauce all gold
  • 1500ml hoisin sauce
  • 2 chipotle peppers



  1. Sweat the chopped garlic, ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, star anise. Add the sake , mirin and reduce down. Add the soy sauce, treacle, honey and reduce by ½ .
  2. Add the tomato sauce and hoisin and chipotle and cook on a low heat until thickened.


INGREDIENTS Corn puree:                

  • 1kg frozen corn
  • 250g butter
  • 200ml cream
  • salt to taste



  1. Combine in a pan, wrap top in clingfilm and steam/sweat the corn until it’s completely soft and has lost most of its moisture.
  2. Remove lid/clingfilm and reduce rapidly with the cream until thick. Blend to a smooth puree and season, pass and set aside.


INGREDIENTS: Coriander espuma:    

  • 250g butter milk
  • 500g crème fraiche
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 150g chopped coriander
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 leaves gelatine



  1. Heat the buttermilk and crème fraiche with the onion and garlic and allow to infuse. Strain
  2. Whilst still hot, blend this mixture with the coriander, lime, seasoning and gelatine and pass through a sieve.
  3. Chill completely and fill into an espuma gun and charge twice.


Miso dressing  :          

  • 140g white miso paste
  • 50ml ponzu
  • 1 tsp sambal olek
  • 100ml rice wine vinegar
  • 300ml canola oil



  1. Combine the miso, ponzu, sambal rice vinegar in a blender and slowly emulsify in the canola oil.



  • 200ml mirin
  • 200ml sake
  • 150ml light soy
  • 200ml water
  • 150 g sugar
  • 30g peeled ginger root
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch leeks grilled



  1. Combine all the ingredients in a pot and reduce very very slowly until fragrant and syrupy.



  • baby radishes, slices
  • Confit lemon, julienne
  • Micro herbs
  • Pop corn
  • Corn dust(pulp from the corn puree, dehydrated and blended)
  • Baby sweetcorn in the husk, blanched and braaied.


To finish:                    

  1. Dust the sweetbreads in seasoned flour and crisp in a hot pan with clarified butter. Once crisp, glaze liberally in the chipotle glaze and slice in half.
  2. Sear the wagyu in a ripping hot pan after seasoning well. Slice thickly and dress with miso dressing.
  3. Arrange both the sweetbreads and the wagyu attractively on a plate, dot with sweetcorn puree, miso dressing and drizzle with teriyaki. Finally espuma on the coriander emulsion.
  4. The baby corn is brushed with more of the dressing, and sprinkled with popcorn, sweetcorn powder and chopped coriander and served alongside.Finally the plate is garnished with microherbs, sliced radishes and confit lemon




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