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Sea Bass With Ratatoutille by Chef Aygün Baş, H&S Chef Of The Month

H&S Chef Of The Month

Chef Aygün Baş
Chef Aygün Baş

Nationality: Turkish

Interview With H&S Magazine

Who Is Aygün Baş?

I was born in 1988. From a young age, I have been working in à la carte restaurants of most luxurious hotels. Currently, I am a member of the board of directors of the TAFED Turkish Culinary Federation, and I am a passionate chef who is in love with his profession.

 

Type Of Cuisine?

Mostly continental. I love my job and I am the happiest when I am in the kitchen.

 

What Inspired You To Become A Chef?

My love for cooking and turning food into art.

 

What Is The Biggest Challenge You Have Faced In The Culinary Industry?

I would say intervention in the kitchen.

 

What’s Your Biggest Achievement In The Culinary Industry?

Apart from being on the board of directors of the Turkish Culinary federation, my greatest achievement thus far is my love for my job, my respect, and my endless determination to learn.

 

When It Comes To Cooking, What Is More Important To You The Technique, The Ingredients, Or The Creativity?

For me, personally, it’s all about creativity.

 

Recipe Of The Week: Sea Bass With Ratatoutille
Sea bass

Ingredients

• 100g sea bass
• 10g potato
• 10g eggplant
• 10g carrot
• 10g zucchini
• 5g onion
• 2g garlic
• 5g yellow pepper
• 3g red capia
• bunch of parsley
• 1 bunch of basil
• 1 pc leek
• 300ml olive oil
• 5g salt
• 1g black pepper
• 1g thyme
• 2g rosemary

Preparation

Roast all the vegetables and flavor them with spices. Prepare a nice parsley oil, blanch the parsley in hot water then add it to a bowl with ice, next blend with olive oil. Seal the sea bass on the grill and then bake it with ground black pepper, salt & butter. Next, make some puree with basil, rosemary and fresh thyme and spread it on the sea bass. For the ratatouille, heat the oil in a saucepan, add garlic, then add all the chopped vegetables into the pan, season and sweat for 1 min then cook in some water for a couple of mins. Lastly, bring all the ingredients together in a deep dish with love.

 

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