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Hand dived west coast king scallops and langoustines, sweet potato puree, pea shoots and cress.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 scallops in shell
  • 1 lemon
  • 25g pancetta whole
  • 2.5cl extra virgin olive oil
  • 2g cayenne pepper
  • 3g maldon salt
  • 15g pea shoots
  • 10g micro watercress
  • 5g unsalted butter
  • 15g langoustine large
  • 100g diced sweet potato


Method


(Serves 1 person)
1. Open scallops, clean and remove roe, leaving white flesh, pat dry.
2. Thinly slice pancetta, place in a low oven.
3. Bring the sweet potato to the boil in salted water, drain and blend until a smooth puree adding a little olive
oil. You may need to add some of the cooking liquor to achieve the correct consistency.
4. Place langoustines in a hot, non stick pan with olive oil and butter and cook until evenly coloured.
5. Dust scallops with cayenne pepper and salt, place in another hot non stick pan with oil and butter, seal on
both sides ensuring they are nicely caramelised.
6. On a plate, place three small spoons of the puree in a line approx two inches apart, place a scallop on top of
each spoonful of puree, place one langoustine in between each scallop, place a piece of pancetta on top of each scallop
7. For the dressing, juice and zest the lemon, add seasoning to taste and add olive oil.
8. Dress pea shoots and cress and delicately scatter them in and around the plated ingredients, adding a little
more dressing if required.

 

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