Tomato water and olive oil spheres
This recipe for tomato water and olive il spheres was generated by Chat GPT when asked to create a recipe in the style of Ferran Adrià. The result is an interesting and refreshing dish that could easily have been found on the menu at elBulli.
Blend the tomatoes in a blender and strain through a fine-mesh strainer to obtain tomato water.
Blend the pitted olives in a blender until they form a paste.
In a saucepan, heat the tomato water and add the olive paste, salt and agar agar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
Pour the mixture into a container and let it cool to room temperature.
Once cooled, blend the mixture with xanthan gum in a high-speed blender until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a large syringe and pipe small spheres (about 1.5 cm in diameter) onto a sheet of silicone paper. Let the spheres dry for about 2 hours at room temperature.
Fill a shallow dish with the extra virgin olive oil. Carefully place the spheres in the dish, ensuring that they are fully covered with the oil.
Serve the spheres as an appetiser, along with a slice of bread to dip in the olive oil.