Grovv Swan- Colurful Swan ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings)
by Tarla Dalal
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Have a meal with this lively swan by your side styled using the evergreen spring onions.
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Grovv Swan- Colurful Swan ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings) recipe - How to make Grovv Swan- Colurful Swan ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings)
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Makes 2 swans
- Place the spring onion on a chopping board and separate the spring onion white and greens using a knife. Retain the spring onion white and discard the greens.
- Hold the spring onion white in one hand and with other hand make small slits at regular intervals using a knife.
- Immerse the spring onion in ice-cold water and set aside for 10 minutes so that the edges of the spring onion white become crisp and curl well. This becomes the head and neck of the swan.
- Place a tomato on the chopping board and using a knife trim the stem of the tomato. This is the front portion of the bird. Also trim off a small portion of the tomato just below the stem centre so that the tomato can stand on a flat surface.
- Hold the tomato with the flat side facing down and carve pointed oval edges (around 1½ cm deep) on the tomato using the knife as shown. Ensure to reserve the edge. Make around 5 to 6 such parallel wedges to the 1st one.
- This is how it looks like after making 5 to 6 wedges one inside the other.
- On both the sides of the wedges, carve the wings using a knife with the broad end of the wing towards the stem.
- Using a knife, gently lift the wings outwards.
- Hold the tomato with the flat side facing downwards again. With your fingers, gently move the wedges of the tomatoes outwards to get a taggered look. This becomes the body of the swan. Immerse the tomato in ice-cold water and set aside for 10 minutes so it becomes crisp.
- Place the peeled carrot on a chopping board and cut a 2” piece.
- Place the carrot piece vertically on the chopping board and trim it from one side, using a knife.
- Using the knife, make one more long slit so as to get a long carrot piece (around ¾ cm wide).
- Holding the carrot piece vertically on the chopping board make slant slits on both the sides of the piece.
- Using the knife, carve the middle portion of the carrot. Detach the middle portion so as to get the shape of the beak. Keep aside.
- Remove the spring onion white from the water and pierce 2 cloves as the eyes of the swan.
- Attach the carrot beak to the spring onion white (head) with the help of a pin.
- Attach the tomato (body) to the spring onion curls (neck) of the swan with the help of a toothpick.
- Cut a broad piece of yam and trim it from one side so that it can stand on a flat surface. Depending on the width of the plate on which this is going to stand carve a long portion using a knife and discard it. Attach the yam on the plate and place the swan on the yam.
- To decorate, put any snack in the plate and make it look lovely.
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