Seared Diver Scallops in Coffee Dust With Shaved White Asparagus and White Endive in Coffee Vinaigrette

Coffee and seafood may be your new favorite combination

We challenge you to find a more innovative (and delicious) combination than seared scallops in coffee dust. Enjoy!

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2
Servings
538
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Coffee Vinaigrette:

  • 2 Ounces white wine vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon instant coffee
  • 3 Ounces light olive oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt

For the remaining ingredients:

  • 4 U10 scallops
  • 2 Ounces clarified butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10 pieces of asparagus, shaved
  • 1 endive, julienned
  • 1 Tablespoon instant coffee, as garnish

Directions

For the Coffee Vinaigrette:

In a mixing bowl, place white wine vinegar, instant coffee, light olive oil, and salt.

Whisk and set aside.

For the remaining ingredients:

Pat dry the scallops.  Season with salt and pepper on both sides.

In a medium sauté pan, place clarified butter.  Mark each side of the scallops until golden brown. Remove from heat.

Blanch asparagus for 1 minute and shave it in strips with potato peeler then soak in ice water to cool.

Toss the endives and shaved asparagus in vinaigrette

To plate:

Place 2 scallops on each plate. Serve the salad mix next to the scallops, equally distributing it on both sides.

Drizzle some of the vinaigrette on each plate.

Sprinkle some instant coffee powder at the end as "dust."

Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
70%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
30µg
33%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
57µg
2%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
16mg
2%
Sodium, Na
125mg
8%
Water
37g
1%

Scallop Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Scallop Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.