DECONSTRUCTED MISO

Difficulty

3/5

Prep time

40 min

Total time

1 hour 

INGREDIENTS
DIRECTIONS

Used techniques:

EMULSIFICATION

1 oz

(30 g)

dried shiitakes

1 cup

(250 ml)

water

1 cup 

(250 ml)

white mushrooms

2 cups

(500)

vegetable broth

4

lemon stalks

1/2 branch

cilantro

1/4 cup

(65 ml)

soy sauce

2 tbs

(30 ml)

miso

6

green onion

4 slices

ginger root

1tbs

(15 ml)

butter

to taste

pepper + salt

3/4 cup 

(190 ml)

miso soup, filtered

4 cups

(1 L)

ice cubes

1 sachet

(2 g)

AGAR-AGAR

1 cup 

(250 ml)

water

1 bunch

cilantro

6

lemon grass stalks

2 tbs

(30 ml)

lime juice

1 sachet

(2 g)

SOY LECITHIN

dash

sesame oil

to serve

blue foot mushroom

to serve

enoki mushroom

to serve

fresh wakame

1. Refrigerate oil to cool overnight, or, to save time, place it in the freezer for 1 hour.

Miso Soup

1. Bring water to a boil. remove water from heat, then add in shiitakes. rehydrate for 15 minutes. While you wait, coarsely chop white mushrooms, green onions, lemongrass and cilantro. Reserve both the shiitakes and steep water.


2. In a large pan, sauté the white mushrooms with butter until their water evaporates. season with salt and pepper. Add in the shiitakes, green onions and sesame oil, then cook for 2 more minutes. Add in the steep water and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Finally, lower heat, add in lemongrass, cilantro, soy sauce, wakame and ginger, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Start making lemongrAss & cilAntro foAm while you wait.)


3. Once the soup has reduced a bit, turn off the heat and stir in miso. Filter and discard solids.

Miso Spaghettis

4. Place ice cubes in a large bowl and fill with cold water.


5. Bring ¾ of a cup (190 ml) of filtered miso soup to a boil with agar-agar, then remove from heat immediately. 


6 Fill a food-grade syringe with the agar-agar preparation. Plug syringe into a silicone tube and fill up the tube, then place it in the ice bath for 1 minute. Remove the tube from the ice bath, then, using the syringe again, push air into the tube to eject the spaghetti. Repeat until enough spaghettis are obtained.

Lemongrass & Cilantro Foam

7. Bring water to a boil. While you wait, coarsely chop cilantro and lemongrass. Remove boiling water from heat and infuse cilantro and lemongrass for 10 minutes. Add in lime juice and let sit to cool. 
Transfer cooled infusion to a rectangular, flat-bottomed bowl. Sprinkle in soy lecithin. Using a hand blender, blend for 3 to 4 minutes, then let sit for 5 minutes.
8. To serve, collect foam using a spoon. if needed and to obtain more foam, repeat step 8. 

Assembly

9. Divide the spaghetti between plates and decorate each plate with blue-foot mushrooms, enoki mushrooms and wakame. Serve lemongrass and cilantro foam on the side.

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