Fenneled Scallops with Broccoli and Oven Dried Tomato Mash

 

Fenneled Scallops with Broccoli and Oven Dried Tomato Mash

Ingredients:

Scallops (cleaned): 3 nos.

Fennel (ground): 1 tsp

Cayenne pepper: ¼ tsp

Salt: ½ tsp

White pepper: ½ tsp

Lime juice: 1 tsp

Cherry tomatoes: 2 no.

Button mushroom (baby- stem removed): 2 no.

For the sauces:

Broccoli (florets): 20 gm.

Tomato (small): 1 no.

Salt: 2 tsp

Pepper: 1 tsp

Thyme: 1 sprig

Butter: 20 gm.

Garlic: 1 clove (whole)

Olive oil: 2 tsp.

Method:

  1. Marinate the cleaned scallops in a spice seasoning of ground fennel, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and lime juice.
  2. To prepare the broccoli mash, blanch broccoli and blitz quickly with very cold butter. Strain and keep aside.
  3. Roast the tomatoes in the oven at a moderate heat (160°C) with garlic clove, thyme sprig and seasoning till almost dried out.
  4. Peel off the skin of the tomatoes and blitz to a smooth paste. Strain and keep aside.
  5. In a hot saute pan, put in a tsp. of butter and sear the scallops quickly turning sides for a minute each. Retain the juices of scallops.
  6. In the same pan toss the cherry tomatoes and mushroom caps to color.
  7. Serve the scallops along with the tomato and mushrooms. Serve the scallop juice on the seafood and serve the broccoli and tomato mash by the side.

Vinod Radhakrishnan

A food production professional for the last 20 years, graduating in hotel management from India, he subsequently obtained a Masters in Hospitality Management from Wales Bridge University, USA. Has been associated with some of the finest international hotel chains such as Hyatt, Intercontinental (Six Continents Club) etc. and various fine dining outlets in the GCC and the Middle East. Has also been part of pre-opening properties (hotel & restaurants) in these regions namely Oman, Qatar & Bahrain. A culinary trainer for the last 10 yrs. working in culinary schools in India and the UAE, he has been with ICCA since 2006 and has been instrumental in developing its training curriculum. A certified food safety ​ ​trainer​, certified instructor from American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) as well.

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