We revisited the idea of mosaics. Visually I suppose these are closer in appearance to stone: marble, granite, quartz. Since the idea of avocado on toast has somehow taken the world by storm, we felt we could play with it too. We started with an avocado mosaic. We cut the avocado into pieces and sealed them in a vacuum bag. Then we flattened the avocado inside the bag into a thin layer and froze it. While the avocado was in the freezer we brushed phyllo dough with brown butter seasoned with smoked paprika and sprinkled each layer with Parmigiano Reggiano. We made our phyllo six layers thick and then baked it between to silpats. We put the golden brown phyllo onto a cutting board and cut it into planks. We cut the frozen avocado into identical planks. We removed the plastic from the avocado and placed it on top of the phyllo. We let the avocado thaw. Just before serving we seasoned it with lime zest, lemon olive oil, Maldon salt and Espelette pepper. It was a delicious test run on the idea. Now we can build upon it.
January 10, 2007
January 10, 2005