Cold smoked toro with Osetra caviar
- Preparation Time30 mins
- Cooking Time30 mins
For the toro cure
2) Remove the toro from the cure, rinse it in cold water, and dry well with kitchen paper. Place it in a slotted pan. Light 2 pieces of fig wood over a burner, set the smoking branches in a large roasting tin, and place 4 large ring moulds or ramekins in four corners of the pan. Set a wire rack on top of the moulds, and a bag of ice on the wire rack. Finally, put the slotted pan over the ice and cover it quickly with tinfoil. Let it cold-smoke for 30 mins. Vacuum-pack the toro and freeze just until it firms.
3) To serve: Shave the onion bulb, and thinly julienne the tops. On a deli slicer, shave the toro thinly, about 3mm thick. Work slice by slice, laying each on a plate as quickly as possible. When all the toro is sliced, garnish each with several small dollops of caviar, small drops of creme fraiche, the onion bottoms and tops, and daikon sprouts. Using a small zester, grate lemon zest over the top. Serve with warm bread.
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