Langoustine and Affilla Cress

Torben Schuster: "I prefer to cook what I like and especially with the cold dishes I sometimes want to bring some theatre on the plate, although always functional."


  • Affilla Cress®
  • langoustines
  • sugar
  • salt
  • julienne of sweet pepper

For the Norway lobster tartare:

  • beautiful large langoustines
  • sugar
  • salt
  • wood chips (NL: rookmot)

For the parsley and chorizo crumble:

  • 500 g chorizo
  • 1 bunch curly parsley
  • panko
  • sunflower oil

For the chorizo cream:

  • 100 g of protein
  • 100 g yoghurt
  • chorizo oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper

For the apple in beurre noisette:

  • 3 apples granny smith
  • 1 dl lemon juice
  • 2 g ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • 1 dl beurre noisette

For the cucumber balls:

  • 1 cucumber
  • sweet-sour moisture

For the parmesan chips:

  • 100 g of parmesan cheese
  • 30 g of hazelnut

For the pepper stock:

  • 10 green peppers
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • xantana

For the tomato jelly:

  • 500 g cerise tomatoes
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic
  • 5 leaves of gelatin


Take some langoustines, brine them with salt and sugar for 12 hours, then smoke them when cold and crush between 2 sheets of plastic. Freeze and cut out in a tight round shape. 

For the crumble, put the chorizo ​​through the sausage grinder and fry in a dark brown oil. Drain on a cloth and reserve the oil.

Pick the parsley and blender fine, add the panko until a dry crumb forms and fry until golden brown. Allow to cool and mix with the chorizo ​​crumbs.

Mix all ingredients for the cream and emulsify with the immersion blender. Remove the core from the apple and cut in half. Vacuum for 6 hours with the lemon juice and vitamin C.

Drain the juice, vacuum with the beurre noisette and cook in a water bath at 58°C. Cut out the cucumber with a small pearl drill and cut thin strands from some.

Vacuum with the sweet and sour liquid. Grate the parmesan cheese, spread thinly over a silpat. Chop the hazelnuts and sprinkle on the cheese and bake crispy in the oven at 155°C.

Remove the core from the bell pepper and squeeze in the juicer. Season the juice with white balsamic, salt and cayenne and lightly bind with xantana.

Blend the tomato, drain in a cloth, season the moisture with white balsamic vinegar, salt, cayenne and garlic and dissolve the soaked gelatin in it.

Bring some langoustines to salt and sugar for 12 hours and grill them briefly. Pass the Norway lobster tartar through the crumble and thaw on the plate.

Add the other components and garnish with the tops of the Affilla Cress®.


Restaurant Gut Lärchenhof

Hahnenstraße 1, Pulheim, Duitsland
T 0049/2238 9231016

Recipe: Torben Schuster
Source: Culinaire Saisonnier 93 - Summer 2019

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