Ingredients

 
12 people

Sheep's Milk Panna Cotta

  • 1 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz ricotta or fresh sheep's milk cheese
  • 2 tsp gelatin powder
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 salt to taste

Asparagus Gelatin

  • 2 cups asparagus juice
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 2 1/8 tsp gelatin powder
  • 1 salt to taste

Olive Tapenade

  • 2 cups kalamata olives
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 fillets anchovies
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 2 tbsp oregano chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Garnish

  • 1 cup asparagus tips blanched
  • 2 whole radish sliced and julienned
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic
  • 1 1/2 cup mache leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp brassica flowers

Nutritional information

Sodium: 582mgCalcium: 87mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 1068IUSugar: 2gFiber: 2gPotassium: 150mgCholesterol: 44mgCalories: 199kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 9gFat: 19gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 5gIron: 1mg
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Servings 12 people

For the sheep's milk panna cotta

  • Place cream and sheep's milk cheese into a pot.  Bring to a simmer then turn off the heat.  Allow the cream to cool slightly.  Then in another bowl mix water and gelatin and allow it to bloom for 3 minutes.  Then take some of the warm cream and pour it over the bowl of gelatin.  Once melted you can add all of the gelatin mixture back into the cream mixture and stir well.  Then strain the panna cotta onto a sheet pan and place into the refrigerator until set ( at least 2 hours).
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For the Asparagus gelatin

  • Cut off the very tip ends of the asparagus for the salad. Juice the rest of the stalk in a vegetable juicer.  You need 2 cups of asparagus juice.  Mix half of the asparagus juice with the gelatin.  Allow the gelatin to bloom for 5 minutes. Heat the remaining asparagus juice to a boil, and pour it over the gelatin mixture. Stir well.  Puree in a vitamix with basil leaves, season with salt, taste and adjust the seasoning.  Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, then pour on top of the sheep's milk panna cotta.  If it is too hot it will melt the cheese panna cotta

For the olive tapenade

  • For the olive tapenade place olives, garlic, anchovies, capers, and herbs into a food processor.  Puree adding the oil during the process.  No need to season because of the saltiness of all the ingredients.

To Finish

  • Place blanched asparagus in a bowl mixed with radish, white balsamic, lemon zest, olive oil, mache.  Season with salt and pepper.  Take a ring a small ring mold and cut out a mold of the asparagus panna cotta and place it on the plate.  Place the asparagus salad next to it.  Garnish with basil leaves and flowers.  Place a quenelle of olive tapenade on top of the panna cotta.  Serve and enjoy!
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