Erling Sundal, Norway's leading chef, has been in Australia to participate in the Taste of Melbourne Festival and whilst in the country, he took a few days to visit Sydney to showcase how Scandinavians take to the kitchen - and what Australian's can learn! This lucky blogger got to meet Erling, along with a handful of other foodies, and not only that, Erling cooked us breakfast at the Sydney Fish Market.
Erling is full of life, and I enjoyed watching him prepare the breakfast and listening to his jokes. We were also introduced to a fabulous new gadget called the hackit! This little gadget (which Erling used to prepare the fish mixture) is making a big impact in the cooking world and now available in Australia for around $16.95. See Erling demonstrating below.
For our breakfast Erling cooked us a Rustic Seafood Burger made with fresh scallops, prawns and seabass bought from the Sydney Fish Market. We have shared the recipe below. You can also see that Yours Truly here made it at home for dinner tonight. I opted to just make the burgers, and had it with salad (below).
The Sydney Fish Market is the ideal place to purchase the freshest seafood and enjoy various retailers and restaurants. Visitors can book in for tours including the auction room. There is also a cooking school so if you are looking for things to do in Sydney, it's a good place to visit.
Erling is a Michelin trained chef, having worked in some of the world's leading kitchens across Paris and Oslo, and now is deemed as the Curtis Stone of Norway - applying Michelin star skills to everyday cuisine. As well as being a celebrity in his own right, Erling is the chef of choice for some of Norway's celebrities and socialites.
Erling's Rustic Seafood Burger
As cooked for breakfast as Sydney Fish Market November 2015
400g seabass fillet or similar
100g raw peeled prawns
100g raw scallops
1 tablespoon tabasco sauce
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fine chopped garlic / minced garlic
A sprinkle of finely chopped coriander
Baguette or other favourite bread (Not so thick that it takes over)
Favourite leafy greens
Pair with a sparkling white wine
Fill glass of sparkling wine. Have a sip.
Finely chop fish, prawns & scallops and put in mixing bowl. Add soy sauce. Mix together with your Hackit.
Then work the mixture with your hands until it gets sticky.
Get someone to give you a sip of sparkling wine if hands are dirty.
Add tabasco, mustard, garlic, coriander & egg to the mixture.
Continue to mix until sticky and well mixed.
Sip sparkling wine.
Shape the mixture into burger patties.
Grill the patties in a fry pan or on the BBQ on very high heat with a little olive oil. Do not over cook.
(If adventurous only grill one side. If seafood is fresh it can also be eaten raw so leaving one side uncooked gives it a fantastic texture.)
Refill your glass!
Toast the bread on one side (you can apply a little olive oil and garlic to bread before toasting to add to taste)
Rub in your favourite sauce on the bread (mayonnaise, bernaise, etc.)
Put your fish patty into the bread roll and top with salad greens.
Enjoy with another sparkling wine!