Cured Red Snapper with Coconut Sauce and Lime Foam

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Cured Red Snapper with Coconut Sauce and Lime Foam

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Ingredients

Cured Snapper
1 kg Red snapper fillets skin off
5 shots whiskey
10 g Salt
10 g Sugar
Coconut Sauce
200 ml Pina Colada
100 ml Fresh coconut milk
Lime Foam
150 g lime juice
300 ml Water
50 g Sugar
4 g soy lecithin
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • Cured Snapper

  • Coconut Sauce

  • Lime Foam

Directions

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How to prepare the snapper:

  1. Combine whiskey, sugar and salt to marinate the snapper.
  2. Nicely rub the snapper with the curing mix and keep in the fridge for 2 hours.
  3. After 2 hours check if the snapper is slightly cured. It should still be raw in the center. 

How to cook coconut sauce:

  1. Combine the cocktail with the fresh coconut milk and keep in an airtight container until needed. 

How to cook lime foam:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to boil. Simmer for not more than 1 minute.
  2. Mix with a stick blender until you get a solid foam. 

Plating: 

  1. Take a thin slice of pineapple and torch it from both sides.
  2. Place the pineapple in the center of a round plate.
  3. Add 3 slices of cured snapper half overlapping the pineapple.
  4. Place sea grapes next to the snapper.
  5. Finish with coconut sauce, micro herbs, fresh coconut husk and lime foam

Photo credit: Chef on the move

Jiju Rajappen

Jiju Rajappen is the Executive Chef for Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows.

Chef Jiju Rajappen was born in India and has moved to Australia for his culinary education, where he currently resides.

He has worked as executive chef or chef de partie at some of the best hotel chains in the world such as the Hyatt Group, Intercontinental or Crowne Plaza.

He has previously cooked for U.S. Presidents Barrack Obama and George Bush, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, and musicians such as Elton John and Michael Jackson.

In an interview for the Samoa Observer Chef Jiju said: “I was born into cooking. I used to help my mother a lot in cooking. My brother is also a chef, so that drives me to become who I am. And I also love eating food.”

You can find Chef Jiju on Facebook under the nickname Chef on the Move

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