The ancient African fruit of tamarind is known for helping fight a number of ailments including inflammation and digestive issues, while coriander is great for same as well as decreasing blood pressure and supporting a healthy menstrual function. So this goat cheese dish from Dubai restaurant folly by Nick & Scott is as good for you as it is tasty. Follow the steps below to recreate it in your kitchen.
- FOR THE WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE:
300g goat cheese (rind removed)
20g white vinegar
- FOR THE TAMARIND CHUTNEY:
250g malt vinegar
60g ginger grated
150g onion diced
- FOR THE CORIANDER SPONGE CRUTON:
100g toasted coriander seed (keep a little back for garnish) powder
50g plain flour
240g egg white
175g egg yolk
CO2 gas x 2
FOR THE WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE:
- Break the goats cheese into rough pieces and blend in a food processor with vinegar and cream until smooth but being careful not to make warm, place in piping bag and keep at room temperature until needed.
FOR THE TAMARIND CHUTNEY:
- Boil the water and use to soak the tamarind, make into a paste and remove any seeds.
- Sweat onion and then add ginger, jaggery and caramelize.
- Add vinegar and reduce to syrup, then add the tamarind and simmer until thickened.
- Pass through fine sieve and chill until needed.
FOR THE CORIANDER SPONGE CRUTON:
- Blend together the coriander seed, isomalt and flour, then add eggs, strain through a fine sieve, pour in to a cream whipper and charge with CO2. Pipe in to small plastic containers and microwave for 1 minute on full power until risen.
- Remove and break into 2/3cm pieces.
- When needed deep fry at 180 degrees for 30 seconds until lightly crispy on the outside then place in the oven for 3 minutes at 180 degrees ant make sure to keep on absorbant paper to soak up any oil.
- To assemble, pipe goats cheese on to the plate and sprinkle the top with toasted coriander seeds, using a squeezy bottle, put generous sized dots of the tamarind chutney on the plate around the cheese.
- Garnish the plate with 3 pieces of the sponge croutons and decorate with coriander shoots (which are easily grown at home taking around 10 days).