Deep fried Cauliflower heart with King oyster mushroom, With Tahoon Cress and Bean Blossom


(For 4 portions)

  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 4 medium king oyster mushrooms 
  • 100ml Aquafaba 
  • 1 punnet Tahoon Cress
  • 8 pcs Bean Blossom
  • 1 tsp Tahoon cress pulp
  • 1 tsp Tahoon cress oil 
  • Seasoning


Tahoon oil and pulp:

  • First, for the Tahoon Cress oil and Tahoon Cress pulp, mix together in a high-speed blender 4 punnets of Tahoon Cress with 400ml of grapeseed oil.
  • Pass the mix through a coffee filter and let drain for one hour. You’ll have the oil at the bottom of the glass and the pulp remains in the coffee filter.


  • Cut the cauliflower in 4 quarters, remove the flowers and keep the centres (4 pieces). Make some cauliflower couscous with the flowers and keep aside.
  • Blanch, drain, dry and then fry the 4 pieces of the stalk.
  • Cut the head of the mushrooms and sizzle them head down in a frying pan, finish to cook them in a hot oven and season to taste.
  • Cut the “stalk“ part of the rest of the mushrooms into slices and dry them in the dehydrator machine for 30 minutes, once dried, fry them and keep aside.
  • Cut also half of the punnet of Tahoon Cress and dry in the machine with the mushroom, this will be used for the seasoning at the end.
  • Pour the Aquafaba in a mixing bowl and using an electric whisk. Mix for 8 minutes. Add the Tahoon Cress pulp and reserve.
  • Dress the plate as shown on the picture, season well with the dried Tahoon Cress; add some fresh Tahoon Cress, Tahoon oil, Aquafaba sauce and the pieces of Bean Blossom.

Recipe: Franck Pontais

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