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Last month, after so many years I have met the Michelin-starred chef Roberto Petza during an event organised by the Great Italian Chefs, where Roberto teached us how to prepare a beautiful salad of Jerusalem artichoke with Lavazza Kafa coffee dressing. Roberto owns S’Apposentu a small restaurant placed right in the heart of Sardinia and he flew to London right for the evening.
Above Roberto’s finished dish
The event has been held at the Le Cordon Bleu in London, the ultimate cookery school to train in the pâtisserie field. Come back to the blog on Wednesday for a stunning sweet recipe directly from them!
Before I leave you with the recipe, below you can see my version of the dish, I am very proud of the result, what do you think? 😀
Ingredients 2-4 people
- 300g Jerusalem artichokes, washed
- 50g shallots, sliced
- 100g breakfast radishes, washed
- 3g coriander seeds
- 5g rosemary
- 5g thyme
- 10g mustard seeds
- 5g marjoram
- 1 clove garlic, sliced
- 20ml Lavazza Kafa espresso (it’s one regular espresso cup)
- 3 flaked almonds
- 1 celery stick
- 1 fennel
- 200g Pancetta lardons
- 6tbsp extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with 3tbsp of oil.
Add the Jerusalem artichokes with the shallots, garlic, herbs and spices. Season and cook over a low heat for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.
Fry the chopped pancetta in a separate pan until crispy and then add the cooked Jerusalem artichokes, coat in the bacon fat and keep them warm until ready to serve.
Dice the fennel, celery and radishes into 0.5cm cubes. Roughly chop the almonds and mix everything together in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Whisk together the coffee, 3 remaining tbsp of oil and salt.
Cut the Jerusalem artichokes in half and arrange on a plate. Dress the raw vegetables with the dressing and spoon around. Add the bacon lardons and garnish with edible flowers.