Alaskan king crab, black garlic aguachile, chicharrón

Adapted by StarChefs.com
May 2018

INGREDIENTS:

Horchata
350 grams medium grain rice
125 grams sugar
30 grams ground coriander
15 grams ground cinnamon
Black Garlic Aguachile
(Yield: 1.4 kilograms)
75 grams peeled black garlic
60 grams cilantro
100 grams roasted and peeled jalapeños
150 gramn lime juice
50 grams squid ink
50 grams buttermilk
Salt
Cayenne
2 grams xanthan gum
15 grams ultratex 3
Chicharrón
700 grams pork skin
Oil for deep fryer
25 grams ground cumin
25 grams ground coriander
15 grams ground cinnamon
15 grams salt
To Assemble and Serve
(Yield: 1 serving)
Clarified butter infused with garlic, thyme, and bay leaf
1 bite-sized piece cooked Alaskan king crab meat
Coriander blossoms
Finely chopped Mexican oregano

METHOD:

For the Horchata

In a nonreactive container, combine all ingredients with 800 grams water, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Using a chinois lined with cheesecloth, drain. Reserve rice and liquid separately, setting aside rice for another purpose.

For the Black Garlic Aguachile

To a Vitamix blender, add garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, lime, ink, buttermilk, and 1 kilogram Horchata; purée. Season with salt and cayenne. With blender on high speed, add xanthan gum and blend 1 minute before shearing in Ultratex. Strain through a chinois.

For the Chicharrón

In a large pot of water, boil pork skin 2 to 3 hours; drain. Scrape as much fat as possible from skin. In a 200°F-dehydrator, dry skin in a single layer. Heat oil to 400°F. Fry until skin puffs; drain and cool. Transfer Chicharrón to a Vitamix blender and pulverize with the remaining ingredients. Store in a cool, dry place.

To Assemble and Serve

In a small pan with some clarified butter, warm crab meat. On a small plate, spread a small circle of aguachile. Garnish with coriander blossoms and oregano. Place crab nearby. Finish with  Chicharrón seasoning.