Smoked squid and purple onion from Zalla

60 min
Type of dish: Finger foods
Temperature: Hot
Cuisine type: Basque cuisine
Seasonal period: July, August
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Ingredients for 5 portions
Ingredients for portions/units
Squid 0.25 kg
Table salt 1.0 g
Purple onion from Zalla 0.2 kg
White wine 0.02 l
Apple vinegar 0.01 l
Sugar 0.02 kg
Ground black pepper 1.0 g
Clove 0.5 g
Thyme 1.0 g
Ginger 1.0 g
Potatoes 0.25 kg
Sakura Mix shoots 0.001 kg
Onion 0.05 kg
Green pepper 0.02 kg
Garlic, bulb 0.1 ud
Tomato 0.02 kg
No. 4 frozen squid 0.01 kg
Squid ink 0.003 kg
White wine 0.005 l
Plain flour 0.004 kg
Fumet 0.1 l
Table salt 0.1 g

For the squid:

  • Clean the squid and season.
  • Fillet and lightly brown the garlic in a frying pan.
  • Place the squid with the garlic in a vacuum bag, applying full vacuum.
  • Cook in a Roner or steam oven at 65 ºC for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and cool quickly.

For the purple onion from Zalla spiced jam:

  • Chop the onion into julienne and sauté.
  • Add the wine, apple vinegar, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, cloves, thyme, sugar and grated ginger to a pan.
  • Reduce to a third and strain.
  • Add this reduction to the poached onion and bring to the boil.
  • Cool and place in a vacuum bag and pack under full vacuum.

For the black mashed potato base:

  • Bake the potatoes with the skin on slightly greased, seasoned and wrapped in aluminium foil.
  • Make a squid ink sauce á la carte.
  • Peel the potatoes and mash to a purée by mixing them with the black sauce.

For the decoration:

  • Select a few chives and a few microsprouts.


  • Take the squid out of the bag and place them on a grill.
  • Heat the mashed potato and place some bases on the tray.
  • Heat the onion jam.
  • Place the squid on the mashed potato bases with onion jam buttons on top.
  • Decorate with the chives and microsprouts.
Nutritional information (1 portion)
Fiber 2.57 g
Saturates 0.66 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 1.94 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 1.55 g
Cholesterol 81.06 mg
Calcium 93.25 mg
Iron 1.62 mg
Zinc 0.24 mg
Vitamin A 48.62 ug
Vitamin C 28.55 g
Folic acid 37.55 ug
Salt (Sodium) 759.94 mg
Sugars 6.51 g
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