Seared-Scallops-with-Green-Salsa-and-Golden-Ruby-Grapefruit-Flavour-Pearls

Seared Scallops with Green Salsa and Golden Ruby Grapefruit Flavour Pearls

Seared Scallops with Green Salsa and Golden Ruby Grapefruit Flavour Pearls

Seared-Scallops-with-Green-Salsa-and-Golden-Ruby-Grapefruit-Flavour-Pearls

Enjoy this dish of seared scallops as a starter or canapé. Seared scallops are easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Golden Ruby Grapefruit Flavour Pearls add a glamorous fruity burst to each bite. Our salsa is super simple to make too. This could be a fancy BBQ recipe, there’s no need to be locked away in the kitchen to cook!

What you’ll need…

  • Scallops – allow 1 – 3 per person
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • A little butter
  • Avocado – ripe yet firm
  • Cucumber 
  • Spanish onion or Shallot
  • Coriander or herb of your choice
  • Lime
  • Golden Ruby Grapefruit Flavour Pearls

Lets get started…

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Firstly, let’s get the salsa ready.
We are going to dice the cucumber, small dice or brunoise. Here is a video link that will show you how to brunoise. It’s not difficult but taking care with your precision cuts will make for better presentation.
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Next to finely dice the avocado. Carefully cut it in half, remove the seed and using a spoon scoop the flesh out in one piece or peel the skin off. You will need an equal amount of diced avocado to cucumber. Be gentle!
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Then finely dice your Spanish onion or shallot. You don’t need a lot of this, lets say that the cucumber and avocado dice is around a cup full. I would like to add about a tablespoon of onion or shallot. Too much will over power the flavour.
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Season well with salt and pepper. Add a squeeze of lime juice and a splash of olive oil. Lastly chiffonade or finely slice your herb of choice. Using a spoon very carefully combine everything and set it aside.
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You can prepare this hours in advance, just add the avocado last minute.
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Next…

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We purchased our scallops from our local fishmonger and they were fresh and clean with no abductor muscle attached. If you see/feel a small firmer bit attached to one side of your scallop, simply slice it off using a sharp knife. It will be unpleasant to eat otherwise.

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Pop them onto a plate or tray and drizzle with olive oil and season them well just before you wish to cook them.

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Get your fry pan or bbq nice and hot. Add a splash of olive oil and knob of butter, add the scallops.  Sear the scallops until golden and almost cooked through

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Ready to serve

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Simply spoon some salsa onto each plate or dish, a spoon per scallop. Add your cooked scallops and lastly top with some Golden Ruby Grapefruit Flavour Pearls

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Now pop the cork on your bubbles and enjoy…

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**If you’ve just come across this recipe and our Limited Edition flavour has finished. There are plenty of others to choose from. Take a peek at our other flavours HERE 

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Until next time…

from the Peninsula Larder Team

 

“I’m in the mood for fish, but I don’t want anything that tastes fishy.”
anonymous restaurant customer