A Summer Holiday - my main for Great British Menu 2017

Tommy Heaney

Tommy Heaney

22nd June 2017

A Summer Holiday - my main for Great British Menu 2017

A Summer Holiday - my main for Great British Menu 2017


  • Lamb Rumps:
  • 1 Whole Lamp Rump
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Sprigs Rosemary
  • BBQ Lamb Ribs:
  • Rack of Lamb Spare Ribs
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Smoked Sweet Paprika
  • 3 tbsp Maldon Salt
  • 2 tbsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Mild Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Onion
  • 2 tsp Hot Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Rubbed Thyme
  • Pickled Cockles:
  • 1kg Cockles
  • 500g Pickling Liquid
  • BBQ Aubergine:
  • 50g Balsamic
  • 100g Olive Oil
  • 5g Garlic
  • 100g Cider Vinegar
  • 200g Honey
  • 2 Baby Aubergines
  • Burnt Onion:
  • Bunch of Spring Onions
  • Woscof Onions
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • 100g Butter
  • Eucalyptus Onion Puree:
  • 5 White Onions
  • 190g Butter
  • 1 Sprig Thyme
  • 125ml Double Cream
  • 150ml Milk
  • 4g Eucalyptus
  • 2g Maldon Salt
  • Salsa Verde:
  • 80g Watercress
  • 6 Anchovy Fillets
  • 1 Handful of Mint Leaves
  • 1 Handful of Parsley Leaves
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Garlic Clove Crushed
  • 8 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tbsp Capers
  • Sweetcorn:
  • 2 Corn Cobs
  • 120g Salted Butter
  • 16g Dried Elderflowers
  • Maldon Salt
  • Baked Potato:
  • 4 Jacket Potatoes
  • 75g Cream
  • 75g Buttermilk
  • 35g Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Maldon Salt
  • Chives
  • Meadow Sweet Salt:
  • Dried Meadow Sweet
  • Maldon Salt
  • Garnish:
  • Sea Rosemary
  • Samphire
  • Sea Beet
  • Sea Purslane
  • Long Leaf Spinach


For the lamb ribs; mix all dry ingredients in a pestal and mortar, rub over the ribs wrap in Clingfilm and leave to marinate overnight. Place ribs on BBQ and smoke at low heat for 3 hours (approximately 110˚C), wrap the ribs and cook for a further 3 hours. Once cool split the ribs and paint with BBQ sauce and finish on BBQ until sticky.
For the lamb rump; rub the lamb with garlic and rosemary, olive oil and seasoning. Leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Place on BBQ turning every 5 minutes until temperature reaches 55˚C. Rest for at least 15 minutes.
For the mussels; steam until open, remove from shells (keeping some shells for dish presentation). Heat pickling liquid and submerge the cockles.
For the BBQ aubergine; cut aubergines in half lengthways, BBQ on both sides, keeping al dente and place in shallow over tray. Heat rest of ingredients for pour over aubergines, cover with greaseproof parchment paper and kitchen foil and steam at 90˚C for 20 minutes.
For the onion; blanch whole spring onions in salted boiling water for 30 seconds and shock in ice water. Place peeled Woscof onions in a vacuum pouch with thyme and butter. Seal and cook at 90˚C for 5-8 minutes, ensuring the onions are not too soft.
For the onion puree; slice onions and slowly cook until soft but ensuring they do not colour (this should take 2-3 hours). Heat milk and cream with eucalyptus and thyme and infuse for 30 minutes. Place cooked onions in a blender with the butter and cream infusion, blend and pass.
For the corn; shuck corn and place in vacuum pouch with butter, seal and steam at 90˚C for 40 minutes. Season with Maldon salt and dried elderflower or meadow sweet.
For the baked potato; bake potato at 180˚C for 1 hour. Remove from oven and remove the top quarter and scoop out cooked potato, being careful not to split the skin. Return the potato skin back to the oven to crisp. Weigh 200g of cooked potato, place in blender with 100g of boiling water, cream and buttermilk. While blending slowly add olive oil; check for seasoning (keep in mind to make the potatoes extra salty as they will double in volume). Place in siphon gun and check with 2 N2O bulbs. Place in bain-marie at 70˚C
For the Salsa Verde; blend all ingredients in a blender.
Blanch all sea vegetables in a butter emulation, do not season.

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