In "The Taste 2019" Marko Ullrich prevailed against 15 other candidates. In the grand finale, he got four stars with his spoon menu and thus victory. His coach Alexander Herrmann was enthusiastic at the time: "Marko has an incredible joy in the stove, which he can't let go. Marko is absolutely great." With these instructions you can cook the starter from the winning menu.
Servings 4 (appetizer)
125 g mini fennel bulbsSugarSalt150 ml orange juice300 ml grapefruit juice4 g agar-agar1 tsp powdered sugar1 tsp fennel seeds1 grapefruit4 king prawns (headless and shelled; deveined)smoked sea salt4 tsp double cream4 tsp crustacean stockZared zest and juice of 1 organic lime
Also: flambé burner, round cookie cutter (Ø 3 cm), piping bag
2. Caramelize the icing sugar in a coated pan. Sprinkle in the fennel seeds and toss in the pan. Spread the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper and leave to set.
3. Fillet the grapefruit and set the fillets aside. Flame the shrimp and season with smoked sea salt. Use the cutter to cut out circles from the firm grapefruit jelly. Mix the crème double with the crustacean stock until smooth and transfer to a piping bag. Season with lime zest and juice.
4. Place the fennel salad on plates, add the prawns, garnish with the circles of jelly and the green fennel. Squirt the crème double in dabs all around and crumble the caramelized fennel seeds on top.
The anniversary season of "The Taste" is currently running every Wednesday from 8:15 p.m. on Sat.1. There are Frank Rosin, Alex Kumptner, Alexander Herrmann and the defending champion Tim Raue.
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