The healthiness of cod and the tastiness of a waffle together in the same dish. Aingeru Etxebarria creates what would seem impossible: a dish with a traditional flavour and an innovative texture.
Fish / Seafood
Piquillo pepper emulsion
We start by making the waffle dough. Heat the butter and the chopped garlic cloves in a saucepan and add the parsley, also chopped. Leave the garlic to cook over a low heat for a couple of minutes. Add the milk and season with the salt and pepper. When the milk comes to the boil, add the flour and stir for one minute (to remove the taste of raw flour). Remove the pan from the heat and add the eggs one by one.Add the first egg and work the dough with the spatula until it is fully mixed in. We then add the next egg, mix well again, and repeat with the third egg. Once all the eggs are mixed in, we add the cod and parsley which have first been chopped.Mix well and season to taste.
Chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
Then turn on the waffle maker and once it is hot, we grease it, add a tablespoon of the dough, close it and leave it until it turns golden brown. Repeat until all the dough has been used up.
To make the piquillo pepper emulsion, confit the piquillo peppers with a couple of garlic cloves and the salt, sugar and parsley. Leave them to confit for about 7 minutes over a medium heat. Once they are done, we grind them in the blender and while we are doing this. we add 50 ml of oil, pouring it in slowly. Finally, we add the egg yolk and continue beating until we achieve a fine emulsion.
For the cod with garlic, preheat the oven to 180º. We put the cod on the tray and drizzle with oil. Roast the cod for about 8 minutes. Once it has cooked, we take off the skin, flake the fish and pour over the fried sauce we have made with the garlic, cayenne and oil. We stir until we get the texture of the pil-pil.
Very simple: we put the cod flakes on top of the waffle and decorate with some dots made from the piquillo pepper emulsion.
This dish was made with a lot of art, love and quality ingredients, using a set of kitchen utensils that, as well as being practical and durable, also have a sophisticated design.