Jumbo Scallops with Bacon Apple relish

Jumbo Scallops with Bacon Apple relish
An absolutely delicious scallop appetiser
Cuisine: Seafood
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 2 servings
  • For Scallops
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 large Scallops
  • 2 tbsp Wondra flour*
  • 1 tbsp shallots, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp crème Fraiche
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup jam (bacon, onion, Apple, recipe below)
  • ¼ lemon, whole for juice
  • For Bacon,Onion,Apple Relish
  • 1 lb smoked bacon, ground
  • 2 lb onions, minced
  • 2 lb green apple, diced fine
  • Cider vinegar to taste
  1. To cook the scallops
  2. In a medium sauté bean, heat the oil until it shakes
  3. Season both sides of the scallops with salt and ground white pepper
  4. Dust the scored face of the scallops with Wondra flour and shake away excess
  5. Sauté in the oil on the cut face until caramelized
  6. Drain the oil and add butter and shallots. Sweat over LOW heat until shallots are soft
  7. Add the thyme and baste the scallops in this. Top the scallops with thyme and shallot and hold warm on a separate plate
  8. Sauce
  9. Drain the fat from the pan. Add the crème Fraiche and mustard. Whisk and season to taste
  10. To Make the Bacon, Onion, Apple Relish
  11. Slowly render the bacon until all fat is rendered out but not colored
  12. Add the onions and cook very slowly until caramelised well
  13. Add the apple and cook to consistency of a marmalade
  14. Season to taste with cider vinegar and salt
*Wondra Flour is Blending Flour
To plate
1. Place warm Bacon, Onion Apple Relish in the centre of the plate add scallops
2. Surround this with the sauce
3. Squeeze ¼ lemon over Scallops

The Bacon Apple Onion Relish can be made ahead and refrigerated



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