Suprême & Truffled Sausage, Potato Purée, Vegetables & jus

by Mark Dodson

Main Medium ​​​​​​​ 8 ​​​​​​​ Prep/Cook: 4 hours

INGREDIENTS

CHICKEN BREASTS
8 chicken breasts, skin on

CHICKEN MOUSSE SAUSAGES
1 chicken breast, boneless and skinless

1 egg white

250ml of double cream

flour

1 egg

2 handfuls of white breadcrumbs

olive oil

salt

10g of black truffle, chopped (optional)

TARRAGON JUS
8g of tarragon

25g of shallots, peeled and sliced

60ml of white wine

350ml of chicken stock

175ml of veal stock

POTATO PURÉE WITH LEEK
4 baking potatoes, 250g each

2 leeks

400ml of double cream

80g of butter

salt

pepper

VEGETABLES
1 courgette

1 butternut squash

2 carrots

4 parsnips, baby

2 knobs of butter

750g of baby spinach leaves, washed

METHOD

1. For the mousse, skin and remove any bone and sinew from 1 chicken breast. Place into a food processor with a pinch of salt and the egg white, blitz for long enough to form a smooth paste

2. Pass the pulp through a drum sieve into a bowl. Set the bowl over ice and gently beat in 250ml of double cream. Check the seasoning by frying off a little in a pan to taste. Add more salt if necessary followed by the chopped truffle

3. Prepare 8 squares of cling-film on a work surface. Place one eigth of the mixture on top of the cling film and roll tightly to form a sausage shape. Tie the ends of the cling film to seal and hold the shape. Repeat this process until you have 8 sausages

4. Bring a pot of water to 80˚C. Gently lower the sausages into the water and poach for 7-8 minutes. Leave to cool before transferring to the fridge to set

5. For the sauce, place the shallots, white wine and tarragon into a pan and reduce until almost dry

6. Add the chicken stock and reduce by half. Add the veal stock and reduce again until it reaches the consistency of a thin gravy. Pass through a fine strainer, season to taste with salt and set aside

7. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6

8. Bake the potatoes in their skins for approximately 1 hour, or until tender in the centre

9. Prepare a pot of salted boiling water. Wash the leeks and cut them into a 2cm dice. Blanch the leeks in boiling water for 1 minute until tender but not too soft. Drain and refresh in ice cold water for 5 minutes. Strain again and set aside

10. When the potatoes are cooked, cut in half and scoop out the flesh and pass through a fine sieve. In a suitable pan, boil the cream and add the potato. Whisk the mixture until smooth, add the butter and lastly the leeks. Season and reserve

11. Thinly slice the courgette lengthways on a mandolin, brush each side with oil and grill one strip of courgette per portion

12. Prepare the butternut squash by peeling off the skin and cut 4 x 1cm thick circles from the top end Cut these circles in half and set aside. Peel the parsnips and turn the carrots or cut into batons

13. Add the parsnip and butternut squash to a pan of salted boiling water and cook for 6-8 minutes. Add the carrot and cook for a further 3 minutes. Strain and set aside

14. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/gas mark 4. Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Pan-fry the chicken breast skin-side down until golden. Place onto a baking tray, season with salt and pepper and cook for approximately 20 minutes until golden, remove and allow to rest for 8 minutes

15. Meanwhile, prepare 3 bowls to coat the sausages. Remove the chicken mousse sausages from the fridge and discard the cling film. Roll the sausages in the flour, egg then breadcrumbs until evenly coated and set aside

16. Add enough vegetable oil to come 1/2cm up the side of a medium frying pan. Place over a medium heat and gently fry the chicken sausages until the breadcrumbs are golden. Remove and set aside on kitchen towel to drain

17. In a separate pan, melt a knob of butter. As soon as it begins to foam, add the butternut squash, carrots and parsnip and cook until lightly golden

18. Heat the other knob of butter in a separate pan and cook the spinach until just wilted. Season to taste with salt and set aside in the warm pan

19. On each plate, line each ring with the grilled courgette and then fill it with the hot potato and leek mixture and a little spinach on top. Carefully slice the chicken and arrange it neatly on a small bed of spinach followed by the pan-roasted vegetables

20. Cut the sausage in half at an angle and place next to the courgette. Reheat the sauce and gently pour over and around the plate to finish. Serve immediately