Arctic Char, Everything Bagel Crumbs, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Lemon Pudding, Chives, and Red Onion
Vacuum pack the lemons, salt, pepper, coriander, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cilantro and sugar together and cure for 5 days. Break the seal on the bags, and remove the meat and pith from the lemons. Put the lemons in a small saucepot with some water and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, or until tender. Purée in a Vita-Mix blender until smooth, pass through a chinois, and cool.
Bring all ingredients to a simmer, cook for 10 minutes, then pass through a chinois. Cool until ready for use.
Dehydrate each ingredient in a food dehydrator according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Seal each ingredient in an air-tight container until all are ready. Powder the bacon. Combine all the dehydrated ingredients in a robot coupe and crush to a powder, but leave the integrity of each ingredient; don’t completely incorporate.
Combine the water, glucose, sugar and agar agar in a small pot. Bring to a simmer and activate the agar agar by cooking for 5 minutes. Keep stirring the product to be sure the agar agar is activated and incorporated, and to be sure the sugars do not caramelize. Whisk the sugar mixture into the chive purée and cool. Once the purée has set, blend in a Vita-Prep until smooth.
Combine the yellow and brown mustard seeds, water, Sherry vinegar and evaporated cane juice sugar in a small sauce pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, or au sec.
Purée the char in a Robot Coupe with heavy cream until smooth. Pass through a tamis and fold in whipped crème fraîche and aerated cream cheese. Fold in the lemon. Adjust seasoning.
Cover the char in brine in a shallow pan for 10 minutes. Vacuum pack the char with olive oil and cook using an immersion circulator in a water bath for 6 to 7 minutes at 57ºC.
Pipe some chive pudding onto the plate and top with the warm arctic char. Spoon a few pickled mustard seeds on top of the char. Pipe a dot of lemon pudding onto the plate. Plate a quenelle of smoked char mousse next to the arctic char and garnish it with the everything bagel powder. Garnish the plate with the sorrel and dehydrated onions and capers.