Crayfish cannelloni, Shiso juice and Shiso cream

Working with a local farmer's wife with a vegetable garden planted at his request brings Alexander Wulf closer to his ultimate goal: a modern global kitchen with Russian touches.


  • Shiso Leaves Green
  • radish slices
  • Mustard Cress
  • RucolaCress®
  • crispy nori
  • crayfish meat

For the Shiso fond:

  • 75 cl water
  • 40 g kombu
  • 8 g laitue de mer
  • 40 g bonito flakes
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Mitsukan
  • salt
  • pepper
  • xantana
  • Shiso Leaves Purple

For the algae jelly:

  • 1 dl algae stock
  • 1.5 leaf of gelatin

For Shiso cream:

  • 2 dl algae stock
  • 40 g Shiso Leaves Green
  • 1/2 dl chlorophyll
  • 2.5 g of agar


For the stock heat the water to 80°C, add the kombu and let it steep for 1 hour. Sieve the moisture, add the bonito flakes and let it steep for 1 hour.

Sieve again and season with soy sauce, mirin and mitsukan. Dice the kombu and laitue de mer, add to the liquid and lightly bind with xantana.

Cut the Shiso Leaves Purple very fine and mix under the moisture.

For the jelly, bring the liquid to a boil, dissolve the soaked gelatin in it, pass through a sieve and pour thinly on a plate.

Pick the crayfish meat, season and roll in a thin strip of jelly into a cannelloni.

For the cream, boil the moisture with the chlorophyll and Shiso Leaves Green and dissolve the agar in it. Let set and blender smooth.

Place the cannelloni on the plate, garnish with the other components and finish with the cream.


Restaurant St. Jacques

Feldstrasse 50, Heinsburg, Duitsland
Tel 0049/2453 306 980

Recipe: Alexander Wulf
Source: Culinaire Saisonnier 91 - Winter 2018

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