Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Watermelon, Borage Flowers, Basil, Purslane, Powdered Pork Fat
I pulled the tops off of the tomatoes and cut a small X on the underside. I dropped them into simmering water for about 30 seconds when the skin just started to peel back on its own. I removed them and shocked them in an ice water bath before peeling the skin off of them. This process is not meant to cook the tomato, but allow it's exterior to be easily removed.
I placed the tomatoes onto the plate. I separated the stems and leaves from the borage petals and placed them on the tomatoes to mimic their actual stems. I used a small Parisian scoop for the watermelon balls and arranged them about the plate as well along with the basil leaves and purslane. I finished the plate off with some powdered pork fat made with tapioca maltodextrin.
Sun Gold Tomatoes - Root Mass Farm
Watermelon - Buzby Farm
Borage Flowers - My Garden
Basil - My Garden
Purslane - My Garden
Pork Fat - Hillacres Pride