HOW TO EAT AND COOK WITH SEA-URCHIN

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Chef Jonathan from Montreal tells us how to get fancy with Sea-urchin…. CHEF STYLE!

 

Gaspé Sea-urchin foam, red and green strawberries de Mr. Legault and basil oil

Restaurant Laloux: Jonathan Lapierre-Rehayem

Photo : Jean LongPré

 

Preparation of sea urchins: 45 min
Montage: 15 min
3 units for 10 people

2.5 Kg of live sea-urchins (about 30 shells)
Cut shells gently by piercing a circle around the mouth, with scissors.
Clean the shells.
Clean ​​urchin gonads in a bowl of salt water and a spoon of vinegar.
Keep 30 gonads ​​(the best) for presentation; others will be used for the foam.

Sea-urchin frothing:
– 250 g of sea urchin gonads
– 500 ml cream 35%
– 6 g of salt
– zest of 1 lemon
– 1 pinch of Espelette pepper
Mix all the ingredients, strain through a fine sieve.
Whip the urchin cream until desired consistency  (Use a siphon for those who have them)
Refrigerate

Strawberry Salad:
– 10/15 red strawberries, finely diced (macédoine)
– Thinly sliced dulse (red seaweed)
– Olive oil
– Lemon juice
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– 5 green strawberries cut into thin slices (presentation)

Mix ingredients and reserve green strawberries for decoration

Basil oil
– A handful of basil leaves
– 250 ml vegetable oil
Mix the basil leaves with warm oil (60 celcius)

Montage:
Place 1 teaspoon of strawberry salad in the sea urchin shells, add urchin mousse and gonads, and a  slice of green strawberry. Finish with a drizzle of basil oil.

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Foodie girl says:

    I am not usually too adventurous when it comes to food, but would definitely give this one a try!

    Love this website for the fresh ideas and innovative pieces.

    Like

    1. JUJU BEAN says:

      We love to eat!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the comments Foodie Girl!

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