Recipe

HONTERI & TRUFFLE MARINATED SCALLOPS WITH ASPARAGUS, RHUBARB & PICKLES

Season Rice

250g Sushi Rice

150ml Shiragiku Rice Vinegar

60g White Sugar

15g Salt

Asparagus in Honteri, Mustard & Wasabi Dressing

6 Asparagus Spears

50g Honteri Mirin-Style

1 tbsp Djion Mustard

1 tsp Wasabi

3 tbsp Sesame Oil

2 tbsp Shiragiku

Ponzu

½ cup/ 115ml Soy

¼ cup/ 60ml Lemon Juice

¼ cup/ 60ml Yuzu Juice

2 tbsp Honteri Mirin-Style

1 piece Kombu

Dill Truffle Oil

2 tbsp Truffle Oil

50ml Rapeseed Oil

1 bunch Dill (stems removed)

Carrot Flowers

1 Red Carrot

1 Purple Carrot

Pickle Liquor

25ml Honteri Mirin-Style

50ml Shiragiku

100ml Boiling Water

Honteri Rhubarb

100g Rhubarb

4 tbsp Honteri Mirin-Style

Honteri dressed Scallop

4 Scallops

1 tbsp Honteri Mirin-Style

1 Lemon Zest

Garnish

Dill Fronds

Sharigiku

Shiragiku is a mild and full taste vinegar which captures the flavour and arome of rice and sake cake.

Honteri

Honteri is a versatile and authentic Japanese mirin-syle sweet seasoning.

Method

THE RICE

Wash the rice until the rice starch is removed. Add the water and cook in a rice cooker. Season with Shiragiku, sugar and salt and keep at room temperature. Discover our guide on how to make sushi rice.

THE PONZU

Mix the all the ingredients for the ponzu and allow to marinate at room temperature for 1-3 days

DILL TRUFFLE OIL

Blend the dill with both oils in a high power blender and strain in a fine sieve without pushing the dill through the sieve.

HONTERI DRESSED SCALLOPS

Prepare the scallops and slice scallop into 2cm pieces marinate in honteri and lemon zest, ideally 30 seconds before serving for optimum freshness.

ASPARAGUS IN HONTERI, MUSTARD & WASABI DRESSING

Prepare the asparagus and blanch for 2 mins and reserve in ice water. Mix the rest of the ingredients for the dressing and marinate toss around the asparagus.

PICKLED CARROT FLOWERS

Slice the different carrot into 5mm discs and cut out using a flower cutter. Mix the pickle liquor ingredients and pour over the red and purple carrot flowers in separate bowls.

HONTERI RHUBARB

Marinate the rhubarb in Honteri and cook for 3 minutes, allow to cool.

THE PRESENTATION

To dress, fill a bowl two-thirds the way with rice. Working around the rice, add the asparagus and scallops, and season with the ponzu and the dill truffle oil. Then add the pickled red and purple carrot flowers, Honteri marinated rhubarb and garnish with dill fronds.

Chef Philli

Meet Chef Philli Armitage-Mattin. Finalist in BBC’s  Masterchef the Professionals 2020, Chef Philli is a development chef and food consultant with a focus on modern Asian cuisine working with well-known food brands, retailers and restaurants. Philli’s passion for Asian cuisine was ignited when training within the Gordon Ramsey Restaurant Group but flourished as she spent a year travelling and researching different type of Asian cuisines in the Far East, working in some of the best restaurants including DEN and 2* in Tokyo. We hope you’ll be inspred by Philli’s path to Poke Perfection.

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