Yotam Ottolengui the fashion chef in the United Kingdom, the man who changed my way of eating,
the Israeli Yotam Ottolengui is unique with his recipes, full of ingredients, color, flavor and impossible combinations.
He uses a lot of vegetables in his kitchen, but he is not a vegetarian, I like to cook and eat healthier but I also want to get excited about food.
Its way of mixing spices and condiments, combining ingredients that normally do not combine naturally, makes it very special and tasty.
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI THE FASHION CHEF
One of the impossible combination recipes that I love is the Fig salad with basil, goat cheese and pomegranate vinaigrette, a perfectly Mediterranean recipe since fig is a typical fruit from my land, Alicante.
The fig is a fruit of the Mediterranean and of the warm areas, the perfect season to eat them is the hottest months from July to September.
Who was going to tell me that my mother’s favorite fruit, which she eats even with bread, was going to take it in a sophisticated salad.
FIG SALAD WITH BASIL, GOAT REQUESON AND GRANADA VINAIGRETTE
FOR 4 PERS.
1 shallot, minced
½ tablespoons of Gijón mustard.
2 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses.
3 tablespoons of olive oil plus a splash to season.
20g green and purple basil leaves
8 ripe figs at room temperature
70g of goat curd or some creamy goat
salt and pepper.
IN JUST 10 MINUTES
Put the shallot, mustard, pomegranate molasses in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper
and mix vigorously while pouring the olive oil to obtain a homogeneous dressing.
Add most of the arugula and basil leaves to the vinaigrette, reserving a little for the final decoration of the salad and mix gently. Place the seasoned leaves on a large plate, spreading them well to cover the surface of the platter.
Cut the figs into quarters, vertically and arrange them on top of the leaves. Then spread the cottage cheese over the figs and leaves. Also spread the reserved leaves on top, spray them with a splash of oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper
YOTAM OTTOLENGUI THE FASHION CHEF IS AN AUTHENTIC THE PERFECT SON