Ingredients

For the apricot and onion ragout

  • 40 g champagne or sparkling wine
  • 100 g white wine
  • 2 tsp Zentis apricot jam
  • Some apricot vinegar
  • 5 apricots
  • 30 g silver onions from a glass, halved
  • 1 tsp cornflour

For the sheep and goat cheese mass

  • 150 g Petit Brebis (fresh sheep cheese)
  • 75 g sheep’s curd
  • 1 pinch lemon pepper
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon

For garnishing

  • 50 g Clacbitou (goat cheese)
  • Some mini basil, parsley cress and flowers of the season

For the nut soil

  • 50 g quinoa
  • 100 ml rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 10 g hazelnuts
  • 10 g walnuts
  • 10 g pecans nuts
  • 10 g macadamia nuts
  • 1 tbsp isomalt sugar (sugar substitute, available at health food stores)

Preparation

Bring the Zentis apricot jam to the boil with champagne and white wine, add 2 apricots and simmer until soft, then strain through a sieve and collect the liquid in a small bowl. Remove the seeds from the remaining 3 apricots, skin and finely dice them.

Reduce the brew by half and thicken with a teaspoon of cornflour. It should be slightly creamy.

Let the mixture cool, add the halved silver onions and the finely chopped apricots and season to taste with the apricot vinegar.

Stir the Petit Brebis with lemon pepper, grated lime and lemon and the sheep curd until smooth and season to taste with the juice of a lemon.

Cook the quinoa in salted water for 15 minutes, drain on a sieve and then dry for 2 ½ hours in the oven at 70 ° with top and bottom heat on baking paper. Then fry in 180 °C hot rapeseed oil for 10 seconds. Grease on a kitchen paper.

Cut the hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and macadamias roughly and caramelise them with the isomalt sugar in a coated pan. After that, add the olive oil and season with salt. Then add the quinoa. Allow the nut soil to cool and store in a tightly closed Tupperbox until consumption.

Slice the clacbitou thinly with a slicing machine or a hot knife and cut in half.

Arrange the apricot and onion ragout in a deep plate, pour the sheep’s cheese mixture over it and sprinkle with the nut soil. Then garnish with the halved clacbitou slices as well as the mini basil, the parsley cress and the flowers.

Wine recommendation:

Vina Tondonai Gran Reserva, Lopez de Heredia, Rioja

 

Text source: Christian Jürgens | Zentis. This recipe first appeared on www.zentis.de. You will also find other recipes there that Christian Jürgens has created especially for Zentis. You can find more information about the partnership under Partners.
Image source: Christian Jürgens

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