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Apple Caviar Steps
Chef Ferrán Adriá of El Bulli - Roses, Spain
As demonstrated at Lo Mejor de la Gastronomía 2003

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Once apple solution has been made and well-chilled, follow along with this video clip to learn how to complete the apple caviar recipe:
  1. Fill several syringes with apple caviar solution.

    Note: Syringes are used in a similar way that pastry chefs use pastry sleeves. A modern technique of extracting the apple solution has not yet been developed so syringes are used instead

  2. Release juice from syringe, one drop at a time, into calcium chloride mixture. At this point, you should see little droplets form resembling caviar. Speed is very important here.

  3. Cook caviar in boiling water for one minute (not shown in video)

  4. Gently strain and rinse caviar in a cold water bath.

  5. Place approximately 2 tablespoons of caviar into mold or decorative tin.

Garnish with passion fruit and a mint leaf.

“This dish has made me reflect upon the value of creativity…In the past I’ve asked customers what they consider more of a luxury – to eat Beluga caviar or to eat apple caviar for the first time? I believe customers appreciate the value of creativity.”


 Published: April 2004
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