June 5, 2009


Atlantic Sea Scallops

Actually this post is about mussels and me, but it includes some gorgeous tomatoes, like the Berner Rose, an old Swiss variety. Until a few days ago, I haven't ever tried mussels, not even had the idea to do so. Last week I bought a bunch of frozen scallops, yeah frozen, because I didn't know when and how to prepare them and I was simply totally curious about them. Frankly, I was sure that those are not going to be my favourite... I was absolutely wrong! The scallops were simply fantastic! What a great texture, what a fabulous flavor! I didn't want to risk anything so I chose a recipe by Gordon Ramsay: scallops with maize
salsa. I loved the idea of flavouring the scallops with curry salt (1 tablespoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon curry powder), simply wow! ...and the tomatoes, I am crazy about them, so many different shapes, colours and tastes. The above mentioned Berner Rose has such a fantastic flavour, you can see them on the photo in front of the big red one.

12 scallops
400 g maize (canned)
200 g cherry tomatoes
1 red chili

1 red onion
2 spring onions
3 tablespoon sesame oil
1 handful of cilantro
juice of 2 limes
1 shoot soy sauce
salt, pepper

Half scallops horizontal and season with the above mentioned curry salt. Heat a big sauce pan and fry scallops in olive oil, 1 minute per side (I needed less because mine were small). For the salsa slice spring onions in thin rings, chop onion and add everything into a small pot and warm it up. Season with salt and pepper.

1 comment:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Yippee! I also bought my first tomatoes lately... Love that salad!



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