Sunday, November 21, 2010

Seared Scallop Salad with Blueberry Pomegranate Vinaegrette and Capelin Caviar

This salad's flavor combination is new and nice!
     The flavors are gentle and sophisticated.  The sliced sweet shallot in the salad accents the blueberry pomegranate flavored vinaegrette. 
     The esteemed mildly flavored capelin roe is commonly used in sushi preparation.  Capelin is a North Atlantic fish that is in fierce competition with the over populated herring.  Natural predator dilapidation has caused herring to become very large in numbers.  Capelin roe is also called Masago in Japan.  Capelin roe is a mild, subtle caviar with an orange tint that is like a scallop's roe color.
     Blueberry Pomegranate Vinaegrette Recipe:  Place a splash of olive oil into a small bowl.
     Add a splash of blueberry pomegranate vinegar. 
     Add a small dab of minced ginger.
     Add sea salt and white pepper.
     Add a small pinch of sugar.
     Mix the ingredients together to form the vinaegrette.
     Seared Scallops Recipe:  Heat a saute pan over medium high heat.
     Add a small splash of vegetable oil.
     Add about 6 large sea scallops.
     Sear the scallops lighly on both sides, till they are cooked a little bit less than al dente.  (Sear the scallops rare if they are very fresh and "sweet".  Older fish market scallops purchased in non coastal areas should be seared till they are fully cooked.) 
     Season with sea salt and black pepper. 
     Near the end of searing, give the scallops a squeeze of lemon juice. 
     Set the scallops on a plate to rest. 
     Keep the scallops warm on a stove top. 
     Salad:  Center a mound of baby mixed lettuce on a plate. 
     Sprinkle some finely diced tomato around the lettuce on the plate. 
     Place very thin slices of shallot on the lettuce. 
     Set the scallops on tp of the center of the salad.
     Spoon the vinaegrette over the scallops and lettuce.
     Place little dabs of capelin caviar on the center of each scallop.
     Garnish the plate with a lemon slice.
     This salad is exceptionally light and yummy!  The mild fruit flavors of the blueberry pomegranate vinaegrette are complimentary to the scallops.  The mild capelin caviar is delightful with scallops.  The shallots have a unique sweet onion flavor that combines very nicely with the vinaegrette.  This is a simple, lovely, elegant salad!  ...  Shawna

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