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Pan seared scallops, red pepper coulis, chorizo and black olive couscous

Appetizers, Fish, Seafood & Shellfish

Sea scallops cooked on one side only and served on a bed of couscous flavored with chorizo, kalamata olives and fresh herbs and garnished with a roasted red pepper coulis.
L'idée déco Temper your scallops 15-30 minutes before searing to obtain a more even cooking.

Ingredients

Recipe for 4 persons

For the scallops

8 Unit(s)
Giant scallop (u10)

For the chorizo and olive couscous

250 Ml
Couscous
250 Ml
Water
100 Gr
Spanish chorizo
20 Unit(s)
Pitted kalamata olives
12 Sprig(s)
Chives
6 Sprig(s)
Parsley
1 Clove(s)
Garlic

For the roasted red pepper coulis

2 Unit(s)
Red pepper
30 Ml
Olive oil
5 Ml
Lemon juice
5 Ml
Honey
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 45.00 min

  • General preparation
    Finely chop the olives, garlic, chives and parsley. Dice the chorizo.
  • Red pepper coulis preparation
    On a baking sheet, place the peppers. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes until nicely browned. Remove the peppers from the oven and set aside in a bowl and cover with a lid. Once cooled remove the peppers skin and seeds. Using a hand blender, mix the pepper with olive oil, lemon juice and honey to obtain a homogeneous texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Couscous preparation
    In nonstick skillet, saute the diced chorizo over medium heat. In a bowl, mix the couscous with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Pour the boiling water on the couscous and cover 10 minutes. Using a fork, fluff the couscous and adjust the seasoning if necessary, add the chopped herbs, black olives, diced chorizo and chopped garlic.
  • Scallops preparation
    Season the scallops with salt. In a hot pan, pour enough vegetable oil to cover bottom and sear them one side until the edges are golden. Add a knob of butter and when butter begins to foam, turn the scallops over. The butter will help the caramelization of the scallop. Let them finish to cook gently off the heat.
  • To serve
    On your plate, draw a nice line of red pepper coulis. Add a small amount of couscous and dress the scallops on top.
Temper your scallops 15-30 minutes before searing to obtain a more even cooking.

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