"Ash 2009" Wind Of Basque

"Ash 2009" Wind Of Basque

"Ash 2009" Wind Of Basque

Grilled squid recipe with paprika: Ash 2009 - Wind of Basque one of the creations of the famous Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa

01 April, 2012
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serves for


total time

6 HR 40 MIN


Spear squid
4 (80 g each)
Red paprika
Red paprika
To taste
To taste
Kuzuko Powder
To taste
Red paprika
200 g
Gelee de piment d’Espelette
50 g
30 g (from Basque in Spain)
Red chili
2 g
To taste
Ash of paprika
10 g
Lemon juice
70 ml
Lemon zest
2 whole pieces
Olive oil
140 ml
1,5 g
Liquid nitrogen
As needed


Charcoal grilled spear squid
Remove cartilage and beak and sprinkle salt. Grill over charcoal.

Sumi of paprika
Cut into 2 pieces and remove seeds. Grill over the bincho-tan (all natural charcoal) slowly until all moisture is dehydrated.
When the pepper is completely dehydrated, put them all in blender.

Essence sauce of paprika
Sear the surface of paprika.
Peal the seared surface of paprika and remove seeds. Put paprika and water in a vat and place the lid, putting them in steam convection oven, heat for 6 hours at 100℃.
Use paper to filter the impurities, then add heat until the sauce is about 200 ml.
Add salt and kuzuko powder.

Purée of paprika
Grill the whole red pepper and peal the skin and remove seeds.
Mix all the ingredients and use Thermomix till it gets purée. Filter the purée.

Ash of paprika
Mix all the ingredients. Whip with Bamix adding liquid nitrogen.
Using robot coupe to make it into powder.

Finishing Touches
Using purée of paprika, draw a line on the middle of the plate. Pour hot essence sauce of paprika.
Place freshly grilled spear squid and sprinkle black pepper and shiburetto.
Pour liquid nitrogen in a liquid nitrogen pot and add ash of paprika.
Strain the ash in the tea strainer and sprinkle on top the dish when it serve in front of the guest.
Add salt.

A close-up of Yoshihiro Narisawa

Yoshihiro Narisawa

Yoshihiro Narisawa’s food is all about reconnecting us with nature.


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