Pasta-like Possibilities

Scallops with Zucchini Ribbons in Fumet Sauce:

I love pasta – Equal parts slippery and satisfying with infinite possibilities. For some, pasta can be evil with the threat of carbs and calories unless you’re running 5 miles every day. The reality is there are more calories and carbohydrates in the same serving size of dried apricots than pasta (yes, this is true).

However, as a variant we used the delicate nature of thin zucchini sliced with a mandolin to create ribbons that offered similar comfort to this simple dish. Tossed with a bit of Parmesan and a pan sauce with fresh lobster base, the zucchini served as a bed to prop the seared scallops. The sauce also contributed to the entire basket of bread being devoured by all at the table to mop up every last drop (always a good sign that something went right with a sauce).

SECRET INGREDIENT: Fresh lobster base for sauce and truffle salt on scallops

Scallops with Zucchini Ribbons in Fumet Sauce

  • Scallops
  • Truffle salt & fresh pepper
  • Coriander
  • Olive oil
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • White wine
  • Fresh lobster base
  • Vegetable stock
  • Zucchinis
  • Parsley
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Parmesan
  • Pea shoots for garnish


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