Salmon and Zucchini Flowers Ingredients
- 15 zucchini flowers
- 200 g fresh salmon skin removed and diced
- ¼ cup thickened cream
- 1 egg yolk
- 100 g ricotta cheese, firm
- 20 g capers
- Salt and pepper
- Extra basil leaves and sliced lemon for garnish
- 1 egg
- 1 cup water with ice cubes
- ¾ cups plain flour
- 10 basil leaves, finely chopped
- Pinch of salt
- Good pinch bi-carb soda
- 750ml Bertolli Extra Light Olive oil
Lemon Aioli Ingredients
Makes 2 cups
- 1 clove garlic
- Good pinch salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 ½ cups Bertolli Classico olive oil
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
Clean out the zucchini flowers with a paintbrush and remove the stamen.
In a food processor blend the salmon with the cream, egg yolk, thickened cream, ricotta, capers and seasoning. Pipe or spoon the mixture into the flowers and twist the tops.
For the batter, combine the egg with the water and gently whisk this into the flour and bi-carb with the basil and salt until just combined.
Heat the oil in a large deep pot and drop a small amount of the batter into the oil to test if it is hot enough. Dip the zucchini flowers into the batter and fry until golden for about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towel.
For the aioli smash the garlic with the salt and add in the egg yolk, with a hand held blender slowly drizzle in the oil, continue to blend until the mixture thickens, add in the lemon juice and blend again until smooth and thick. Adjust the seasoning and serve with the zucchini flowers, basil leaves and lemon.