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    Ferran Adria’s recipes are so un-mainstream that it is virtually impossible to find one your kitchen at home could handle, or even one actually written down for that matter.

    Well, I did manage to find one online, which luckily was adapted for home cooking. Perfect for a very special occasion – a real show-off piece if there ever was one.

    Try it out if you dare!

    Ferran Adria’s Apple Caviar

    Ingredients:

    * Apple Juice 1 ¼ pounds golden apples

    * Apple Reduction ¾ pound Granny Smith apples

    * Caviar 8 ounces Apple Juice
    * ½ teaspoon Alginato
    * 1/8 teaspoon citric acid

    * Calcium Chloride 2 cups water
    * ½ teaspoon calcium chloride

    * Garnish 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and very cold
    * ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    * 3/8 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

    Method:

    For Apple Juice:

    Wash and core apples and cut into quarters. Purée apples and pour liquid into a tall and narrow container. Freeze about 30 minutes so that the impurities solidify and rise to the top. Remove from freezer and extract impurities with a skimmer. Strain juice and reserve.

    For Apple Reduction:

    Wash and core apples and cut into quarters. Purée apples and pour liquid into a tall and narrow container. Freeze about 30 minutes to solidify impurities, which will rise to the top. Remove from freezer and extract impurities with a skimmer. Strain juice and place over medium heat until reduced to caramel consistency.

    For Apple Caviar:
    While cold, mix 1/3 of juice with Alginato in blender until Alginato has dissolved. Heat mixture to 205°F, then remove from heat and stir in remaining juice. Add baking soda and stir to dissolve. Strain and freeze until service.

    For Calcium Chloride:
    Dissolve the calcium chloride in water and reserve.

    To Serve:
    Purée Granny Smith apples and freeze in a very tall and narrow container 5 minutes. Fill 4 syringes with apple solution. Release one drop at a time into Calcium Chloride and cook 1 minute in water. Strain and rinse caviar in cold water bath. Drain and add 2 teaspoons of Apple Caviar. For each serving, put ¾ ounce of caviar in a cylindrical mold, season caviar with a little Apple Reduction, cinnamon and 3 drops vinegar. Seal and serve.

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