Friday, October 29, 2010

Seared scallops with asparagus cream - Featured in Group Recipes

This is Chef Sam Leong’s recipe and the only thing I changed is using chicken stock instead of water.  I served this with freshly baked crusty baguette.  The sauce is indeed an epicurean delight! It was an awesome lunch for us.  We can serve this to our guests anytime and know that they will be pleased and impressed.

1 tbs cooking
3 scallops
1 tomato, skinned, seeded and finely diced

Asparagus cream sauce:
50 gm asparagus, chopped and poached
20 gm whipping cream
200 ml chicken stock
50 ml white wine
½ salt
a dash of ground white pepper
1 sheet nori (seaweed), toasted and ground

Combine asparagus, cream sauce ingredients and bring to boil for 1 hour until sauce is reduced.  Process in a blender and strain.   Heat oil and sear scallops on both sides until golden brown.  Pour some of the asparagus cream sauce on a serving plate.  Arrange the seared scallops on top and sprinkle diced tomato over.  Garnish with ground nori.

Chef’s Notes:
Store excess ground nori in a clean airtight container for future use.


  1. Hi Yesim,
    Welcome to my blog and thank you for the visit and comment.

  2. My husband loves scallops; I surely will give your recipe a try; he will be pleased. thank you.

  3. LOVE scallops - these look so succulent.

  4. Scollops and Asparagus, Mmmmmmm two of my favourite foods. Diane

  5. i have never turned down a scallop. love the pairing and picture. its not even lunch here in central ohio, usa and now i am hungry for scallops. my other blog friend has me craving chocolate pastries. its a good thing i am not counting calories today

  6. Hi Rita,
    Thanks for trying this recipe and do let me know how your hubby likes it.

  7. Belinda,
    This is even better if you can make it with the king scallops. YUM! YUM!

  8. Diane,
    If you do make this dish, I am curious to know if you like it as much as I do:D

  9. Matt,
    haha...I know exactly what you saying:D Good to see you again.

  10. We're always looking for new recipes for scallops. Thank you for a great one! Kate @kateiscooking

  11. Torviewtoronto,
    Do try this recipe, you won't regret it:D

  12. This looks wonderful. I just bought some asparagus on sale and now I have a great new way to use it besides grilling (which I always seem to do).

  13. The Improbable Farmer,
    I am glad you want to try this recipe. Thanks for your visit.

  14. Wow, that looks fantastic. I love the idea of the asparagus paired with scallops. Scallops are heavenly anyhow, but this makes them even better. Thanks for sharing.

  15. make me just want to dig into the screen and devour this gorgeous looking scallop dish!


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