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BBQ CORNISH LOBSTER TAIL & SKEWER WITH ROSEHIP GLAZE & FERMENTED GREEN TOMATO SAUCE

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Lobster skewer

250g Pork shoulder, sinew removed and diced.

Lobster claws and knuckles.

50g Ginger peeled

50g Red onion

12g Garlic, chopped

2g Chilli powder

2g Garlic powder

2g Garum masala

1g Fenugreek powder

1g Blackpepper

5g Rapeseed oil

5g Lime juice

3g Salt

 

Lobster Tail

Lobster tail for grilling

 

Green Tomato Sauce

Tomato water

500g Tomatoes – including trimmings.

1 Dash of Tabasco

20g Basil

50ml Orange Juice

Pinch of Salt

25ml Water

25g sugar

25g white wine vinegar

 

To finish the sauce

500g tomato water

50g Baby Spinach

100g Green Tomatoes

¼ tspn Citrus Kosho paste

1 tbspn Tomato dashi

¼ tspn Xanthan gum

 

Rosehip glaze

200g Rosehips

150g Water

1 x lemon zest

5g fresh ginger

25g sugar

1 x cardamom

 

Garnish

Baby Heritage Tomatoes

Strabena tomatoes

Tomagino red cherry tomatoes

Yellow cherry tomato

Orange cherry tomatoes

Aurea Coeur de boeuf tomatoes

Equipment

Little Kasai Konro Grill with Stainless Steel Frame

Method

We are delighted to host our first recipe from Michelin Starred Chef Mark Birchall from Moor Hall Restaurant using our Kasai Grill Mark has created the most beautiful lobster dish that really showcases how well shell fish can work for bbq.

Lobster preparation

1 Native Lobster approx. 550g – 600g

Start with a large pan of water. Large enough to fit the lobster in. Using a temperature probe bring the water up to 85°c and keep it a that temperature. Peel and slice one onion, half a head of celery, 1 head of fennel, 1 bay leaf, small bunch of fennel, a handful of parsley and 10 black peppercorns.

To prepare the lobster. Take a knife and cut through the centre of the head. Then using a towel wrap around the tail and twist to remove the tail from the head. Remove any green correl.

Put a fork handle through the lobster tail to keep it straight whilst cooking.

Put the claws in the water when it reaches 85°c. Cook for 3 minutes. Then add in the tail and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Once cooked, take the lobster out of the water and let it rest for 5 minutes. After it has rested cool in the fridge.

Crush the onion and ginger the combine with the garlic and pork in a bowl. Crushing the onion and ginger will release the juices which will tenderise the pork during marinating.

Mix the spices with the oil and lime juice to create a paste the add to the pork with the salt. Marinate for minimum of six hours, or overnight.

Grind the mix in a mincer then add the chopped lobster claw and coriander.

Mould onto skewers and refrigerate for a couple of hours to firm up.

Brush with oil and grill for 3/4minutes on each side then glaze with the rosehip before serving.

Blend all the ingredients to a course paste then strain through a cloth. You will be left with a clear liquid. Reserve.

Sauce method

Blend the all of the ingredients apart from the xanthan gum until smooth then pass through a fine sieve. Next with a hand blender mix in the xanthan gum and discard any foam.

Rosehip glaze

Bring to the boil and simmer until soft. Infuse for 12 hours then strain off. Reduce the liquor to a thick glaze and season with a touch of chardonnay white wine vinegar reserve.

Tomato preparation
Take the Baby Heritage Tomatoes and discard any green stems/leaves, then use a small sharp knife to cut out the eye of the tomato (where the stalk meets the fruit).

Place 10 tomatoes at a time on the cooling rack and blowtorch the skin so it blisters and peels off. This should take no longer than 5 seconds per tomato.

When they have all been blowtorched the tomato skin should easily peel off. Do not refrigerate.

Dish assembly
BBQ the lobster tail on Kasai Grill, then glaze with the rosehip, serve alongside the lobster skewers and the tomatoes

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