Dwarf peas, egg yolk with onion and vanilla

Guggenheim Bilbao
Cuoco: Josean Martinez Alija
Nazionalita: Spain
Localita: 48001 Bilbao(Vizcaya)
Indirizzo: Abandoibarra Etorbidea, 2
(+34) 944239333

This is undoubtedly the most original dish of peas that we have discovered in all of our lives. First, it stands apart for the sublime quality of the raw material. Small pieces are selected, one by one – the dwarf peas having an unequalled exquisiteness to them. The remarkably fresh peas from the Basque country we use maintain all their natural identity, with a vegetal, herbaceous and refreshing flavor… conveying all their luscious green qualities. They are practically raw –raw and hot–, simply impregnated with a touch of smoke, adding rustic notes to the nature of the vegetable. Since they are served almost raw, the floury texture is minimized: al dente, bursting, releasing a sensation as if they were hollow. The sweet, aromatic dressing, a substantial mixture of egg yolks, slow-cooked onion juices and vanilla, adds an artistic plus to the dish. The sweetness subtly reinforces the nuanced honey-like characteristic of this beautiful delicacy, giving the impression that you are eating a “green risotto bursting with creaminess” (metaphors notwithstanding).

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