Thursday, February 14, 2013

Seared Sea Scallops in a Pineapple Sauce (serves 2)


This recipe makes 2 appetizers.  When you sear scallops that are fresh and preservative free they will have a beautiful golden color such as these.  These scallops are also very tender and sweet!

Pineapple Sauce (makes 3/4 cups)

Ingredients:

1/8th of a whole pineapple
1/3 C 2% milk
2 tsp chicken broth powder
1/8 tsp salt

Method:

1) Use a blender to blend the pineapple and milk together.
2) Heat a small pot over high heat, add the blended pineapple and milk, chicken broth powder and salt.
3) Once the liquid starts to boil turns heat down to medium low and let the liquid simmers for 15 minutes.
4) Turn heat down to low to keep warm.

Tropical Fruit Citrus Chutney-Style

Ingredients:

1 tsp diced fresh star fruit
1 tsp diced fresh pineapple fruit
1 tsp diced fresh mango
1 tsp diced heart of palm
A pinch of salt
A drizzle of lemon juice
A little zest of lime

Method:

1) Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Seared Sea Scallops

Ingredients:

6-8 large sea scallops, washed, tough muscles removed, patted dry with paper towels
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and white pepper

Method:

1) Heat a small pan with olive oil and butter over high heat.
2) Sprinkle a small amount of salt and pepper on both sides of each scallop.
3) Once the pan is hot add the scallops and sear each side for about 2 minutes or until they are golden.
4) Remove the scallops and place them on paper towels to drain off the oil.
5) Save the oil from the pan to make bacon wrapped scallops (recipe coming up next!!).

Plating Your Food

1) Spoon some of the pineapple sauce (however much you prefer) onto a plate.
2) Place 3-4 scallops on each plate.
3) Top with the citrus chutney.
4) Garnish with a slice of star fruit and a little zest of lime.

*F/V (fishing vessel) Rimrack is a family owned fishing business located in beautiful Rye Harbor, NH. Thank you Rimrack for the amazingly fresh and tasty sea life!!  Please support and buy from your local fishermen.  If you are interested in buying from F/V Rimrack please visit their website:  
http://www.rimrackfish.com.  Rimrack staff is very friendly and helpful and they will happily assist you. They can also be found on Facebook.

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