Dilmah Seven Star Tea

Earl Grey Crusted Scallop, Smoked & Fresh Salmon Tartar, Fennel Salad and Earl Grey Honey Dressing

Food : Savory

Earl Grey Crusted Scallop, Smoked & Fresh Salmon Tartar, Fennel Salad and Earl Grey Honey Dressing

Ingredients

  • 15g Loose Earl Grey tea
  • 750g FRZ Hokkaido scallops
  • 400g Fennel bulb, shaved
  • 5cl Vegetable oil
  • 25g Butter
  • 5g Salt
  • 3g Fresh grounded black pepper corn
  • 20g Micro greens

For the smoked salmon tartar

  • 200g Smoked salmon trimmed
  • 200g Fresh salmon trimmed
  • 40g Capers in brine, chopped
  • 4g Black pepper grounded

For the dressing

  • 5cl Water at 90 degree C
  • 15g Earl Grey Tea
  • 5cl Olive Oil
  • 20g Honey (to taste as honey is different per country the aim is to cut the bitterness while preserving the flavors of the Earl Grey)
  • 0.2cl Kikkoman
  • 3cl Lemon Juice
  • 2cl lemon juice (for the fennel)

Method

  • Season scallops with salt and pepper
  • Rub the loose leaves of the Earl Grey tea onto the scallop vacuum and set aside in the chiller for 6 hours
  • Sear to request in hot oil and hazelnut butter, get a golden brown coloration
  • Tilt the scallops only once on each side
  • Reserve on an absorbing food grade tissue paper

For the smoked salmon tartar

  • Finely diced the Smoked and the raw salmon.
  • Combine it with the capers onions.
  • Bind with the sour cream

For the dressing

  • Steep the loose tea in the boiling water for 8 minutes
  • Strain, and whisk together with the honey, Kikkoman, and lemon juice, add the oil last.
  • Do not add salt or pepper.

Assembly for one plate

  • Toss the shaved fennel with the lemon juice. Set aside.
  • With a ring mold of 8cm, arrange the salmon tartrate in a salad plate
  • Place the scallops on top of the tartar. Remove the ring mold.
  • Top with the fennel salad
  • Pour some vinaigrette around onto the plate
  • Garnish with the micro greens

The range of Dilmah Tea used

  • Dilmah t-Series Designer Gourmet Teas

The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

  • t-Series The Original Earl Grey