How to Make Transparent Wraps - a Novel Way to Present Food While Adding Flavor.
Recipe type: Molecular Gastronomy
In today's episode we're doing some thing a little different. Transparent wraps are novel way to decorate a dish while adding loads of extra flavor. The active ingredient used to make the wraps is a thickener called agar agar, and you can find this at any health store or online.
- 200ml Clear chicken stock
- 2.5ml Agar agar
For the Filling
- Shredded roast chicken tossed in light soy sauce (cooled to room temp)
- Sliced assorted peppers
- Snipped garlic chives
- Pour the clear chicken stock into a small sauce pan.
- Add the agar agar and stir this in.
- Bring the pot to a boil, lower the heat and allow it to simmer for 60 seconds.
- Pour enough of the liquid onto your platters to coat the entire base of each platter.
- Transfer the platters to your refrigerator to set for 15 minutes.
- Remove the platters from the refrigerator and trim away the edges so that you end up with a square.
- Arrange your filling diagonally across the wrap. I am using cold roast chicken with assorted strip of peppers and snipped chives. I have tossed the shredded chicken in light soy sauce beforehand.
- Lift the edge of the wrap with your blade and flap it over the filling.
- Garnish the wrap with more snipped chives.
- And there it is.... a novel and tasty way to present a cold chicken salad.