Scallops with Almond, Curry & Red Wine Reduction

Recipe Courtesy Cline

A luscious flavor combination that brings out the character of the scallops, and adds a touch of the exotic to the mix. This is a great way to express your affection for special friends.
Ingredients:
  • 12 dry sea scallops
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper ground
  • Almond Romesco
  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 1 clove peeled garlic
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ¾ cups Spanish Blend extra virgin olive oil
  • Bread crumbs (approx. 1 cup)
  • Red wine reduction
  • 3 cups Cline Cellars Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • Curry oil
  • 1 tbsp. yellow curry powder
  • 2 cups grape seed oil


Directions:

  1. In a food processor combine the nuts, garlic and parsley. Blend till coarse ground, add the lemon juice. Slowly add in the olive oil and puree to a loose pesto consistency. Remove the mixture from the bowl and place in a clean mixing bowl. Slowly stir in the breadcrumbs to lightly bind the mixture. Season with salt and set aside. May be made up to two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Bring up to room temperature before serving.
  2. Place the wine and sugar in a small sauce pan. Reduce till light syrup consistency.
  3. Combine the curry powder and the oil in a small sauce pan. Heat on low heat until aroma from the curry develops.
  4. To Assemble: Sear the scallops in a hot pan with a little oil till golden brown season with salt and pepper, flip and repeat. When the scallops are just warmed through remove from heat. Place the almond romesco in the middle of the plate, top with the scallops, drizzle a little of the curry oil & red wine reduction around the scallops. Serve.


Serves:
 4

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Coconut Curry Lime Mussels

Recipe Courtesy of  Starborough

Mussels:

  • 1 small diced shallot
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 small diced and seeded jalapeño
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ ounce of unsalted butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of red curry paste
  • 2 pounds of fresh or frozen mussels
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of fresh cilantro leaves

Goat Cheese Spread:

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 ounces of softened goat cheese
  • 1 loaf of Artisan bread

Serves 2 to 3

Procedures:

  1. Mussels: In a large hot sauté pan with butter, add in the shallots, garlic and jalapeño and caramelize. Once brown, add in the curry paste and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Next add in the mussels and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Deglaze with wine, then add in the coconut milk, lime zest and lime juice and let braise on medium-high heat until the mussels open up. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
  3. Goat Cheese: In a medium sized bowl whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice and goat cheese until completely combined. Spread the goat cheese on slices of Artisan bread.
  4. To Plate: Simply pour the mussels into a large bowl and top off with fresh cilantro leaves. Serve the mussels along side the to goat cheese, bread and with a chilled glass of Starborough Sauvignon Blanc.

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