Char with grilled butter, miso mayonnaise, cauliflower and cucumber

Serves 6-9 as a starter


  • 3                    Fillets of char
  • 50 g               Butter
  • 1 tsp              Espelette pepper
  • 1 sprig           Thyme

Trim the char and cut it into portions. Place the fish skin down on a tray with a silicone sheet and salt lightly. Grill the butter by melting it and dipping a piece of burning charcoal into it. (For an easier recipe, use the butter without grilling it). Heat the butter with Espelette pepper and thyme. Before serving, brush the fish with the grilled butter and turn the fish skin side up. Bake in the oven at 105°C for 6 minutes and remove the skin gently.


Miso mayonnaise

  • 1                    Egg
  • 20 g               Miso
  • 10 g               Dijon mustard
  • 200 ml           Vegetable oil
  • –                     Rice vinegar

Combine the egg with miso and mustard. Incorporate the oil slowly using a hand blender. Season with salt and rice vinegar.


Cauliflower purée

  • 400 g             Cauliflower
  • 50 g               Turkish yoghurt
  • 30 g               Butter
  • ½                   Lemon

Cut the cauliflower into small pieces and boil it in water until soft. Drain the cauliflower and press out any excess water. Mix in a blender with yoghurt and butter to obtain a smooth purée. Season with salt and lemon juice.


Marinated cucumber

  • ½                   Gurka
  • 1 tsp              Salt
  • 1 tsp              Sugar
  • 50 g               Water
  • 50 g               Sour beer
  • 2                    Coriander roots

Peel the cucumber and mix the peels with salt, sugar, water, sour beer and the coriander roots in a blender to obtain a green liquid. Strain and keep the liquid. Make pearls of the cucumber using a parisienne scoop and marinate the pearls in the green liquid.


Yuzu pickled cauliflower

  • 150 g             Cauliflower
  • 100 ml           Pickling liquid (1 part strong vinegar, 2 parts sugar and 3 parts water boiled together and cooled)
  • 2 tbsp            Yuzu

Cut the cauliflower into small bouquets and marinate in the pickling liquid and the yuzu.



  • 50 g               Trout roe
  • 3                    Rice chips
  • –                     Dried  soy
  • 10 g               Mustard herb

Place the trout roe in a piping bag. Fry the chips in a sauce pan with oil at 225°C. Drain on paper towels and salt lightly. Pluck the herbs into cold water.