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  1. ProWare Pans are a Tasty Prospect for Michelin-Star Chef Brad Carter

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    It’s not every day you get to tuck into Michelin-star food, so when the ProWare team dined at Carters of Moseley, we were keen to savour every last bite.

    We’d heard a lot about Chef Brad Carter, following his stint on TV’s Saturday Kitchen; his unique flair, passion and dedication to cooking – and, of course, his noteworthy beard – were just three of many things which stood out for us.

    It’s clear that Brad has spent time perfecting his craft, carefully pulling together a team of 14 talented people with the same unfaltering passion for food. Brad’s team of chefs, waiting staff and sommeliers all appear as ambitious and meticulous as the man himself.

    While the restaurant is unassuming – Brad himself describes it as ‘every day and high quality’ – the ethos of the team is anything but. With a nose-to-tail philosophy, Brad and co. ensure every last morsel of food is put to good use; each tantalising scrap of chicken makes its way into the kitchen’s delicious dishes, whether in the meal itself, or in a stock or as a jus. Meanwhile, when Brad buys a pig, customers can be sure nothing goes to waste.

    On top of that, the restaurant doesn’t use a lot of dairies or refined sugar, with processed ingredients always kept to a minimum. Fermenting rice to produce the basis for a sweet pudding is just one process the kitchen team employs, while nothing but the best, freshly ground single-origin coffee is brewed by hand using the pour-over method, weighed out at your table; the water heated to precision.

    Pure, clean flavours are what you’ll get and there’s nothing heavy on the palette here. What’s more, Brad believes in buying and serving the best of British ingredients. The enthusiasm for ‘local’ is evident in his many collaborations. Carter’s have worked alongside Churchfield Saltworks to produce a range of Droitwich Salts. Birmingham-based Brad has even created his own beer, using wildflowers he personally collected from city fields. Partnering with award-winning new Jewellery Quarter brewery Burning Soul, the drink has so far received a similar reception to his food.

    Brad aims to give diners: “…a taste of the food I love to cook and to serve up food you can’t get at home.” – and that’s certainly what we got.

    Back to our meal, then…

    Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The restaurant was reasonably busy for a Thursday lunch, but thanks to it being four miles away from the city centre, it was easy to get to and made for a memorable treat.

    Indulging in a six-course lunch with complementary wine pairing, we enjoyed expertly executed dishes which were explained in detail. The highlight? Discovering more about the different ingredients, alongside facts about how the meal was prepared. Sipping a variety of organic and biodynamic wines, we watched the chefs work their magic, as we dined in the restaurant with a good view of the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.

    After our meal, we discovered first-hand Brad’s immense passion for food, chatting with him and learning more about his journey into the industry. Of course, we were delighted that Brad – after hearing about Proware cookware – reached out to us, with the aim of collaborating.

    Having seen our pans, Brad was keen to try them in the kitchen at Carters. He couldn’t be happier with them, saying: “I cook to a high level every day in my kitchen and need cookware that is durable, with consistent performance and quality. The great looks are also an impressive factor of ProWare, as I will sometimes present dishes from stove to table. Overall the induction compatible pans from ProWare have incredible precision and consistency, exactly the same results I strive for in my dishes.”

    Be sure to take a look at the recipe Brad devised for us Sea Truffle Salt Baked Chicken.

    For your chance to WIN the ProWare Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Roasting Pan, Droitwwich Salt and a beautiful bottle of Gut Oggau wine check out our COMPETITION on the Great British Chef website.

    To learn more about Brad and his restaurant, head to chefbradcarter.co.uk

  2. Sea Truffle Salt Baked Chicken by Carters of Moseley

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    We have been lucky enough to collaborate with Michelin Starred Chef Brad Carter and his team at Carters of Moseley to bring you this fabulous recipe.

    Unsurprisingly there has been no compromise in selecting some of the best local ingredients for the recipe. Carters have used Caledcott’s Cotswold White free range chicken and Droitwich Sea Truffle Salt produced by Churchfields Saltworks.

    Salt-baking the chicken helps it maintain moisture and results in an incredibly intense flavour. Combined with the black garlic mayonnaise, glazed offal and the leek and onion this dish is guaranteed to delight.

    Carters have also taken the hassle out of finding a wine pairing to impress. Just as they do in the restaurant they’ve recommended natural, organic, bio-dynamic wines. Focusing on dry white wines from Austria they’ve recommended a wine for every budget:

    1. Mechtild, Gut Oggau, Burgenland, Austria, 2015
    2. Family Reunion White, Gut Oggau, Burgenland, Austria, 2016
    3. Grüner Veltliner, Arndorfer, Kamptal, Austria, 2017

    For your chance to WIN the ProWare Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Roasting Pan, Droitwwich Salt and a beautiful bottle of Gut Oggau wine check out our COMPETITION on the Great British Chef website.

    Serves: 4

    Prep Time: 1 hour

    Cooking time: 1.5 hours


    Equipment


    Ingredients

    • 1 whole chicken, giblets removed and prepared
    • 4 leeks, halved (just whites)
    • 2 onions, quartered
    • 200ml soy sauce (Japanese)
    • 800g Carters Sea Truffle Salt
    • 2 egg whites
    • 150ml chicken stock
    • 50ml rapeseed oil

    For the black garlic mayonnaise

    • 200ml rapeseed oil
    • 2 egg yolks
    • ½ tsp English Mustard Powder
    • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 4 black garlic cloves, pureed
    • salt to season

    Cooking Method

    For the chicken

    1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Remove the giblets from the inside of the chicken and discard the neck. Prepare the heart and kidneys by trimming away the sinew. Set aside, leaving whole.
    2. Quarter the onions and push inside the chicken. Tie the chicken back up using cooking string and prepare to cover with salt.
    3. Mix the egg whites with the Sea Truffle Salt. Make a chicken shaped pile of the salt mixture in the middle of the Proware Roasting Tray and place the chicken on top. Then evenly cover the chicken with the remaining salt. Put the chicken in the oven for 1 hour.
    4. Remove from the oven and rest in the salt for around 20 minutes.
    5. Next, prepare the leeks by cutting lengthwise leaving a little of the root attached to hold it together during cooking. Blanch in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Refresh in the ice water, remove from the water and dry thoroughly. Set aside.

    For the black garlic mayonnaise

    1. Whisk together the egg yolks, mustard powder and vinegar until it thickens and becomes pale in colour.
    2. Slowly start to add the oil at a steady stream whilst continually whisking.
    3. Once all of the oil has been added and the mayonnaise has thickened, add the salt to taste and whisk in the black garlic puree.

    Return to the chicken

    1. Crack the salt crust away from the chicken and remove the whole bird from the roasting tray and place on a chopping board. Take the breast off the carcass followed by the legs and oysters. Carefully remove the leg meat from the bones, keeping the meat as whole and intact as possible. Remove the onions, flake into petals and set aside.
    2. Fry the chicken in a dry frying pan to crisp up the skin then carve into 4 even portions. Keep warm.
    3. Fry the onion petals until they colour on the edges. Put the frying pan on to heat until ‘medium hot’ then add the rapeseed oil. Fry the leek on the cut side down until it’s coloured golden brown. Remove and keep warm.
    4. Add the offal to the frying pan and increase the heat. Seal on all sides then add the chicken stock and reduce by ⅔. Then add the soy sauce and reduce by ⅔ again to glaze the offal. Keep warm.

    To serve

    1. Place the leek onto the plates just off centre.
    2. Place a piece of carved chicken next to the leek, followed by the onion petals.
    3. Spoon over the offal glaze onto the leek and chicken.
    4. Pipe a dot of black garlic mayonnaise onto the plate and serve with some of the Sea Truffle Salt on the side for dipping.

    Find out more about Droitwich Salt and shop the range here.

    Proware Droitwich Salt Sea Truffle

    To learn more about Carters take a look at our blog ProWare Pans are a Tasty Prospect for Michelin Star Chef Brad Carter.