By Christophe Aribert
A staple of the seafood menu, scallops are a favourite for a good reason. Their size makes them suitable both as an appetizer or as an entree, and their taste allows for effortless pairing with many different accompaniments.
For a lighter, playful take on the preparation, a fine drizzle containing maple syrup and yuzu juice can be created for a taste dimension not commonly found in seafood dishes.
The unique flavouring coupled with the nature of the seafood itself makes for a fine appetizer, exciting the palate as well as leaving an opening for the entree which arrives after.
- SCALLOPS – 16 scallops, cereal mixture (millet, sesame seeds, poppy seeds)
- GARNISH – 1 black radish, 3 salsify, 3 mint leaves, 10g pine nuts, lemongrass, fresh ginger
- MAPLE-YUZU SAUCE – 15cl yuzu juice, 15cl Escuminac Maple syrup
- FINISH WITH – Olive oil, smoked salt, fleur de sel.
- SCALLOPS – Coat one side only of the scallops with the cereal mix.
- GARNISH – Make a julienne of black radish, with a mandolin slicer, thinly slice the peeled salsify. Add a touch of chopped lemongrass, grated ginger and chopped mint, then toasted pine nuts.
- MAPLE-YUZU SAUCE – Mix the Escuminac Maple Syrup with the yuzu juice.
- PRESENTATION & FINISHING TOUCHES – Grill the side with the cereal coating, then turn over. Season with fleur de sel and smoked salt. Cook in a 180 °C oven for a few seconds. Season the salsify and black radish with olive oil and dress.
*Blog of Christophe Aribert