How To Make A Carrot Butterfly And Cucumber Fans Garnish

How To Make A Carrot Butterfly And Cucumber Fans Garnish

Welcome back to another sushi video recipe,
I’m Chef Devaux and today I’m going to show you guys how to make a carrot butterfly and
a cucumber fan. I hope you guys enjoy this video — let’s get straight into it.
How to Carve a Carrot Butterfly Alright so in the beginning you want to cut
your carrot into a block like this and then you want to cut the base of the carrot, so
just below the center — alright perfect. And now you want to cut the front end of the
butterfly. You want to make sure it’s not going through this here, the barrier between
the core and the outside, because this will actually dislocate if you cut it very thinly
and so the antenna would break off if you actually cut through it like this, so make
sure you have the blade just past it. Okay, so at a slight angle, and there see,
I have actually cut through this here and this is now useless, this part, because when
you cut an antenna through here it will actually break off, so it’s no use. No worries, I’ll
try to do it the other way around and then…there are always two chances at this — perfect.
Now moving on you cut the top off the carrot which would be the top of the butterfly. Alright
so this is how you want your carrot block to look like, you want a small base, a large
top and a large flat surface on one side and smaller flat surface on the other side angled.
This one needs to be a slightly lower angle and this one a slightly higher angle.
Alright so here I am going to make three cuts, one going in half a centimeter and two joining
to that first cut at 45° angles on either side and this will create the top of the butterfly
wing, and it’s going to be beautiful curves ending in a point there. So now after cutting
the 45° angle cuts I am now going to go back in with a small knife and smooth out by shaving
it off. You want to really watch out that you don’t cut into your finger, so you really
want to control the blade and take care where you point it. It’s very advisable to always
point the blade away from yourself and not towards any fingers.
Alright so now that I have curved this and this here what I am going to do is I am just
going to smooth this off here — okay. And then I want to make small little — this is
the back end of the butterfly, you want to make an incision about half a centimeter,
small triangle at the bottom to give it that distinct little end pieces of the butterfly.
So this is where the front is…and just curving that slightly.
Alright so now to cut the antenna. You want to place your knife just at the edge and then
softly, smoothly, cut into it
until you reach about a quarter centimeter off the bottom and then you pull out. Then
you flip it over
and you cut just the opposite side about a centimeter and then you pull out and right
there is your butterfly. Now to cut your butterfly, you want to take your knife and cut it in
this direction so it pushes the antenna towards the carrot. If you cut it the other way what
happen is you will pull away and you might not cut it and it might actually break off.
Now you place your knife extremely close to the edge, you want to make a paper-thin cut
and you slide it through until you reach about quarter of a centimeter off the bottom then
you stop and you pull back out. Now you make another thin cut to make the second wing and
this one goes all the way down. Alright once you’ve finished cutting you put
down your knife and you pick up your little butterfly package, then you just pull open
the wings and hold it from the bottom and press them down. You hold the bottom so it
doesn’t split in half when you do this and now you just simply push up your little antenna
slit and you bend it over so it folds in on the inside. Now just simply spread open your
antenna softly and bend it again and violà a little butterfly ready to go.
Now you can put this on top of a little sushi roll or just put it around the plate as decoration,
whatever you want, but it will look stunning and it will make your sushi look much better.
How to Cut a Cucumber Fan Alright so now for the cucumber fan, you just
need a chunk of cucumber, about 15cm long, cut it in half. Alright now you cut it in
half and now you simply want to start cutting very thin slices, 1mm thick, 70% through the
cucumber. Then once you’re done with that slice you take your knife at a 45° angle
and cut the ends off to get nice sharp ends. Now you fan out your cucumber on the board
just like so, don’t want them to stick together too much, and then you cut off the ends just
before the end. Okay, and now you make another cut to make it slightly leaning forward so
that it stands up perfectly. Now you just fan it out and that there is
a cucumber fan. It’s a beautiful thing to add to a sushi plate, it gives it a little
bit of height, another dimension to it, instead of having just flat food on the plate. This
really elevates it to another level, so hope you guys like this decoration, it’s pretty
simple and beautiful. Alright, so this is the end of the video,
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Also if you are interested in seeing more garnish videos like this one, then check out
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I hope you guys enjoyed this video…until next week, good-bye.


  • Mushiebug

    November 28, 2015

    with the carrot butterfly u could also use it sorta as a garnish in a garden salad

  • aditid25

    November 29, 2015


  • Urfane Quliyeva

    December 10, 2015

    məndə düzəldə bilirəm

  • Chef Too Young

    December 19, 2015

    how cool is that!?!?! love it!

  • Marco Di Mauro

    December 19, 2015

    Hi, thanks for your vids, you're awesome!
    I have a question: do you think I can cut and prepare it long before serving sushi (for example in the morning if I have to serve sushi in the evening) or there is a risk that the vegetables will oxidize?

  • Zac Thammason

    December 22, 2015


  • Morgan Smith

    December 24, 2015

    So expensive for some knifes wow

  • Denise Sanders

    December 24, 2015

    Great video you need a manicure

  • Blck Chy

    December 31, 2015



    January 16, 2016

    me:fluttershy! fluttershy:oh yes? me:come here fluttershy:ok walks fluttershy O_O omg cyue

  • Charlie Mills

    January 17, 2016

    is this like ripping your banjo string?

  • Charlie Mills

    January 17, 2016

    chef devaux we want to see you in a different location at the end of every video.

  • Iqra Irshad

    January 24, 2016


  • joyce ngwenya

    January 26, 2016

    I am interested to learn more …love all the garnishes

  • kevin O

    February 18, 2016

    Got to say, the carrot butterfly would impress your female date if you made her dinner at home!

  • Holic Gaming

    February 18, 2016

    He is very pro

  • Gilianne Keller

    February 20, 2016


  • PaulOrientedotcom

    February 21, 2016

    Really nice work.

  • TeenDream888

    February 29, 2016

    is it bad that i got upset when he threw the butterfly down? i mean, you put all that work into it, at least place it down gently and appreciate it!

  • Pooja Trivedi

    March 4, 2016


  • dilemmix

    March 9, 2016


  • Елена Фролова

    March 14, 2016

    Великолепное видео! Очень красиво! Я подписалась на Ваши видео- уроки и с удовольствием буду смотреть и учиться ! СПАСИБО !!!

  • Elle Bonjerz

    March 17, 2016

    you're very creative! Thanks for sharing your knowledge to us!

  • BowtieWearingIdiot

    March 24, 2016

    It looks so nice! I could never do that!

  • juvy smith

    April 3, 2016

    I salute you,because very beautiful

  • Jasminemm

    April 8, 2016

    You r so creative and talented thanks for sharing

  • aisyah rani

    April 20, 2016

    Amazing hand :'D

  • Jamen Ja

    April 22, 2016

    thank you. You make such beautiful things of food.

  • Wioleta Tylman

    May 1, 2016


  • Kay B

    May 7, 2016

    Wowww… extraordinary piece of art n extraordinary knives…! Thanks for this lesson Chef Davy! 👌👍

  • jenny takahashi

    May 12, 2016

    amazing veg. art beautiful

  • puuuchan113

    May 15, 2016

    Looking at this video, I want to cooking. xD

  • S. F.

    May 15, 2016

    Amazing work.

  • Raven Galaxy

    May 23, 2016

    Tnx how to make sushi Now I can beat jelah on cooking club muhahahahahhaha

  • luigi al kouraichi

    May 23, 2016

    bravo !good job.ciao

  • Cristian Rojas

    June 7, 2016

    just amazing

  • Drevlin

    June 9, 2016

    Dear Chef Davy. I am a chef myself and I really like your channel. I have a question about the carrot butterfly, Does it matter if the carrot is cold or warm temperature? I have tried butterfly countless time and fail because they always breaks when i try to put the head down flat.

  • DalmascaRabanastre

    June 9, 2016

    The butterfly is cute.

  • Migie Silmaro

    July 1, 2016


  • Melanie Truot

    July 29, 2016

    that looks great!

  • Liz Jiménez

    July 29, 2016

    like 😉

  • sufi mohmad

    July 31, 2016

    wow mindblowing

  • saze saze

    August 4, 2016


  • Scared Straight 2016 The Predators

    August 6, 2016

    That butterfly is money, this guy makes magic happen!

  • Md Alauddin

    August 14, 2016

    it's amazing I love it

  • deborah crowe

    August 16, 2016

    added video to my facebook page "Recipes Posted and Collected" thanks for sharing this.
    very beautiful

  • Saba Planet

    August 22, 2016

    every thing you do is incredible.i thinck it's magic .thank you for every thing.شكرا

  • Susantha Wickramasinghe

    August 30, 2016

    verry good broo

  • The PPA Ltd.

    September 16, 2016

    it is very beautiful.

  • Cs Rao

    September 17, 2016

    wow superb excellent fine

  • Cs Rao

    September 17, 2016

    wow superb excellent fine

  • 莊峻哲

    September 30, 2016

    Thank your video!
    I tried it,and I have some questions.
    every time I push up the antenna,it will broken
    should I cook it to make it soft?

  • Huma Trivedi

    October 5, 2016

    simply [email protected]}–

  • ber ros

    October 6, 2016

    wow so simple but still so beautuful, I am impressed

  • Augusto Sepulveda

    October 8, 2016

    Davy, out of all garnish videos, yours is the most complete and didactic! I'm from Brazil and I'm having some friends over tonight for some Japanese food and I'm off to the supermarket RIGHT NOW to buy some carrots! haha Thank you so much. Your channel is just awesome.

  • Karen Mercer

    October 10, 2016


  • Brooke Silvia

    October 10, 2016

    Wow that takes skills!

  • Zeshma Aslam

    October 17, 2016

    wow wonderful

  • betty boop

    October 24, 2016

    Thank you!!!!!!

  • Rimla 007

    October 25, 2016

    You're absolutely amazing love it I will also tell my mom to try it 😋

  • Karolin Slunečná

    October 26, 2016


  • Marco Antonio Vasconcelos

    October 27, 2016

    awesome! i'm follow your channel since 2014, today a have my own business, here in Brazil, Betim City, Minas Gerais State. A sushi delivery in my own house. i'm raise my 3 kids using your tips and lessons. thank you . I'm a great fan and admiror.

  • Dub by

    October 28, 2016

    oh my god! I love this!!!!!!!! that butterfly is sooooo cute and you're awesome at this stuff! when I am old enough to do this I will definitely use these tutorials to use! if I was able to I would make dishes and record me making dishes for my channel…but I'm not old enough nor skilled enough…so I just do gaming 👍

  • Zishan Ali

    November 2, 2016

    Good luck

  • ItzYazzy 08

    November 8, 2016

    I love it !!!!!!!!!

  • legionaire6542

    November 12, 2016

    How can I preserve the butterflies?

  • Nazia khurram

    November 23, 2016

    nice I like your art

  • Steven Stepz

    December 4, 2016

    how much for the price of your knife ? what type of miyabi ?

  • Mirla Diniz

    December 22, 2016

    Linda borboleta
    parabéns pelo talento.

  • umesh makwana

    December 22, 2016


  • the nucas

    December 24, 2016

    you had me at the damascus steel

  • Abby Fulop

    December 29, 2016

    Your an cutting artist.

  • Prem Kumar

    January 9, 2017


  • Gaming Gyal

    January 16, 2017

    how could anyone eat that?

  • Rosie Chloe

    January 20, 2017

    I like the butterfly carrot

  • Double Dutch Online

    January 27, 2017

    thank you …loved the presentation…

  • Alison Dobson

    February 4, 2017

    looks so tasty

  • ersopa85

    February 5, 2017

    Wow, pure art right there! 🙂

  • vijay vijay

    February 15, 2017


  • Zoia Farooq

    February 20, 2017

    this is so good. brilliantly done love it

  • Charity Chikowore

    February 24, 2017


  • Comida Japonesa Ao Vivo

    February 28, 2017

    I have Japanese food channel where I post daily video. Sign up there shoot the doubts in the comments

  • Elsa3ada Fe Ryda Allah

    March 2, 2017

    just awesome

  • Raj Gupta

    March 3, 2017

    very good

  • Ramdhani ZS

    April 10, 2017

    wow…!!! this is Great!

  • AlexNipe

    April 12, 2017

    this chills me a lot when i´m pissed

  • Valquíria Barbosa de Souza

    April 24, 2017


  • Sri Rahayu

    May 4, 2017

    god job,i like it..

  • Titi Mulbah

    May 5, 2017

    We are going to eat it anyway why all this work.

  • mindsfullofonions

    May 9, 2017

    patience and perseverance pay

  • Jules Mpc

    May 20, 2017

    noticed you keep the knife wet

  • Syeda Sakeena Banu

    July 18, 2017


  • Rey Hubahib

    July 22, 2017


  • Cookyy NT

    June 20, 2018

    Nice create

  • Twenty Two Airplanes

    August 15, 2018

    My high school Biology teacher is making us do this for homework

  • Marco Vinicio Chiriboga

    September 4, 2018

    Bravoooo !

  • amrit chhetri

    September 20, 2018


  • Sharon Van Meter

    December 30, 2018

    Knife Skills!

  • Sharee Y

    June 23, 2019

    You are a very talented chef!!
    !thank you for taking the time to share your art with us!!!

  • Sandy Smith

    July 14, 2019

    Thanks for sharing. !!


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