MATTEO ZAMBONI, JONAH’S
This barramundi sashimi dish from Matteo Zamboni is the perfect entrée to wow dinner guests. Using Australia’s only sashimi-grade barramundi from Northern Territory’s Humpty Doo, you can create an impressively plated dish with little effort. While white cauliflower can also be used in this dish, it’s purple cousin will make your dish pop.
- 300 grams sashimi-grade Australian barramundi fillet
- 150ml buttermilk
- 1 small purple cauliflower
- 1 small Lebanese cucumber
- 15g caviar
- 2 bunches of mint
- 25ml Thai fish sauce
- 1 lemon
- 80ml olive oil
Marinate barramundi fillet in fish sauce and lemon zest for about 30 minutes.
In the meantime, blanch the mint leaves for one minute in boiling water and cool down in ice and water. Leave a few leaves aside for garnish. Strain and squeeze blanched leaves before blending them in a food processer with oil until very smooth.
Season buttermilk with a few drops of lemon juice and a touch of salt.
Slice barramundi in thin slices and lay them on a flat place.
Peel cucumber and dice into 2cm thick rounds. Season with fish sauce marinade and place cucumber on plate, alternating with barramundi slices.
Mix mint oil and buttermilk and pour a good amount around the plate. Grate cauliflower with a cheese grater over top of dish. Sprinkle caviar over fish and garnish with mint leaves to finish.