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Seared Scallops With Blueberry Vinaigrette and Pea Shoots

The risky flavor combo of scallops and blueberries pays off with a stunning, high-drama dish.
By Kathy Gori
Seared Scallops With Blueberry Vinaigrette and Pea Shoots

Seared Scallops With Blueberry Vinaigrette and Pea Shoots
 
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The risky flavor combo of scallops and blueberries pays off with a stunning, high-drama dish.
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 large Ocean scallops (2 per person)
  • 1 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper
  • ½ cup of fresh blueberries
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 finely chopped shallot
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs finely shredded parmesan
  • fresh mixed greens
  • edible flowers
  • pea shoots or other greens, whatever you desire.
Instructions
  1. Rinse, and clean your salad greens. Dry them and set them aside.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a skillet.
  3. When the butter and oil are hot, pop the scallops into the pan.
  4. Sear the scallops fast. 1 minute on each side.
  5. When the scallops are cooked through set them aside.
  6. Divide the cleaned greens and edible flowers between four plates.
  7. Set 2 scallops on top of each bed of greens and set the plates aside.
  8. Don’t clean the skillet the scallops were cooked in. Instead toss the blueberries, shallot, lemon zest, lemon juice and oil into the pan.
  9. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  10. Crush some of the blueberries with a whisk.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can add a bit more lemon juice if you wish.
  12. Pour the viniagrette over the scallops and greens.
  13. Sprinkle each salad with a pinch of parmesan. Season with pepper.
  14. Serve it up.
Kathy Gori

Kathy Gori

Kathy Gori has a passion for Indian cooking. She brings 20 years of cooking experience and a natural flair for communicating her culinary adventures to her blog The Colors of Indian Cooking "A Hollywood Screenwriter, A Bollywood Kitchen". Food writer, commercial and cartoon voice actor (Rosemary the telephone Operator in Hong Kong Phooey among others) and screenwriter (Chaos Theory starring Ryan Reynolds) Kathy is also a Clio award-winner. She and her screenwriting-partner husband Alan live with their Siberian Husky Patsy in Sonoma, California.

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Originally Published: October 15, 2013

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