Spectacular Sea Cucumber Carpaccio with Tantalizing Tadpole Relish

Esme Gohl

Esme Gohl

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Embark on a culinary journey where the treasures of the sea meet the mysteries of the pond in this Spectacular Sea Cucumber Carpaccio with Tantalizing Tadpole Relish. This dish is a true testament to the art of combining unique flavors and textures to create a symphony of taste that will delight your senses.

The secret to this exquisite dish lies in the careful preparation of the sea cucumber, which is gently massaged to tenderize the flesh before being thinly sliced into delicate, translucent sheets. The sea cucumber's natural gelatinous texture offers a delightful contrast to the crunch of the accompanying Tantalizing Tadpole Relish.

Our Tantalizing Tadpole Relish is a masterful blend of freshly harvested tadpoles, finely chopped shallots, and a dash of zesty lemon juice. The tadpoles provide a burst of earthy, aquatic flavor that perfectly complements the subtle saltiness of the sea cucumber, while the shallots and lemon juice add a touch of brightness to the dish.

For a stunning presentation, arrange the sea cucumber carpaccio in a circular pattern on the plate, allowing the edges to slightly overlap. Spoon a generous dollop of Tantalizing Tadpole Relish in the center, and garnish with vibrant edible flowers and a drizzle of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

This Spectacular Sea Cucumber Carpaccio with Tantalizing Tadpole Relish is a true testament to the boundless possibilities of gourmet cuisine, and a dish that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.


  • 1 large sea cucumber, cleaned and tenderized
  • 1 cup fresh tadpoles
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Edible flowers, for garnish
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Esme Gohl

About Esme Gohl

Esme Gohl, a skillful French chef with a curiously enigmatic past, embraced the culinary world after years of navigating treacherous and arduous journeys. Boasting over 30 years of experience, Esme polished his craft at the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris. Drawing inspiration from his elusive former life, he passionately melds traditional French techniques with locally-sourced New Zealand ingredients, crafting dishes that possess an almost otherworldly allure.

Esme's gastronomic creations are renowned for their elegant presentation, painstaking attention to detail, and flavors that evoke a sense of timelessness. As a culinary artist with a penchant for the extraordinary, he persistently explores the shadowy recesses of kitchen possibilities. In his long and winding career, Esme has secured a place among the world's most enigmatic and celebrated chefs, earning accolades for his unique blend of culinary prowess and a lingering air of mystery.

While Esme's true origins remain shrouded in secrecy, one thing is clear: his remarkable expertise and uncanny affinity for precious flavors have earned him a devoted following in the gastronomic realm, leaving many to wonder what fascinating tales lie beneath the surface of this culinary mastermind.

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