How to Make Transparent Wraps – a Novel Way to Present Food While Adding Flavor.

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How to Make Transparent Wraps - a Novel Way to Present Food While Adding Flavor.
Recipe type: Molecular Gastronomy
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Serves: 4-6
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
  1. Pour the clear chicken stock into a small sauce pan.
  2. Add the agar agar and stir this in.
  3. Bring the pot to a boil, lower the heat and allow it to simmer for 60 seconds.
  4. Pour enough of the liquid onto your platters to coat the entire base of each platter.
  5. Transfer the platters to your refrigerator to set for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the platters from the refrigerator and trim away the edges so that you end up with a square.
  7. 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.
  8. Lift the edge of the wrap with your blade and flap it over the filling.
  9. Garnish the wrap with more snipped chives.
  10. And there it is.... a novel and tasty way to present a cold chicken salad.


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