Firefly squid and rape flowers

Japanese cuisine is a perfect match with Chablis wines. In this recipe, the flavors of the firefly squid and rape flowers are subtly underscored by a zesty Petit Chablis.

List of ingredients

Serves 4

12 firefly squid
1/2 bouquet of rape flowers
A few shiso leaves
Toasted sesame seeds

For the broth
1,2 l water
80 ml sake
80 ml mirin
80 ml light soy sauce
10 ml konbu
20 g dried skipjack tuna

Difficulty :
  • 3 sur 4
  • 3 sur 4

Sommelier’s tip

 A young Petit Chablis 

One can taste a lovely bitterness and umami through the whole grilled squid and the cooked rape flowers. This dish would go very well with a young, light wine, such as a Petit Chablis. The shiso leaves bring a fresh taste to the dish which also complements the wine.


1. Put the broth ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce by 80%, strain, and leave to cool.


2. Cook the rape flowers and then tip into the broth.


3. Boil the firefly squid and add to the broth.


4. Arrange on a dish, decorate with the shiso leaves and sprinkle with roasted sesame. 

Firefly squid and rape flowers with Petit Chablis

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