Crisp Turbot

Prep Time:
60 min
Cook Time:
10 min
Ready Time:
1 hour, 10 min
  • 4 pcs. turbot, 80 g each
  • 100 g lightly salted butter
  • 1 g ground, green aniseed
  • Salt
Cucumber puree:
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 g green aniseed
  • Salt
Marinated cucumber:
  • 1 cucumber
  • 90 ml white balsamic vinegar
  • 80 g sugar
  • Fleur de sel
Beurre monté with green aniseed:
  • 200 g sweet butter
  • 8 g green aniseed
  • 50 ml cream
  • 50 ml vegetable stock
  • Fennel blossoms (if desired)
  • Aniseed powder
Cucumber puree:
Peel, core and chop the cucumber. Cook in boiling water and chill. Puree in a blender. Add the green aniseed (3,5 g aniseed to 1 kg cucumber). Strain through a fine cloth, drain and let it marinade overnight. Strain through a fine sieve and season to taste. Put aside.

Marinated cucumber:
Add the sugar to the vinegar and bring to a boil, let it cool down. Dice the cucumber (1x1 cm) and let it marinate in the syrup for half a day. Drain and put aside.
Beurre monté with green aniseeds :
Heat a bit of water. Add the butter piece by piece and let it melt while constantly whipping the mixture. Stir this "beurre monté" with 6 g aniseed until creamy. Leave to marinate in a cold location.
Reduce the vegetable stock together with 2 g aniseed. Add the cream and reduce once more to half the liquid.Carefully add the butter and season to taste. Strain through a sieve and put aside.

Turbot :
Mix the creamy, lightly salted butter with the aniseed powder and put aside.
Season the turbot filets and place into a vacuum bag together with a nut size piece of aniseed butter. Do not vacuum with too much pressure, the fish must not be crushed.
Place the bag into 181 °F / 83°C hot water for 1 minute. Then cook the fish in the fusionchef water bath at 126 °F / 52°C for 10 minutes.
Remove the fish from the bag as soon as it is cookedt.

Serve & garnish:
Place an egg-shaped dumpling of cucumber puree and 3 dice of marinated cucumber on a plate.
Put the trubot on the plate and garnich with sauce. Decorate with fennel blossoms and aniseed powder.

This recipe was generously provided by Anne-Sophie Pic.
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