Skip to content

A Scallop Nest

Scallop Nest 1

This rather whimsical little appetizer came about after some fooling about with leftover baby scallops I had on hand for another recipe. Basically, the idea I was aiming for was to suggest baby scallop ‘eggs’, in a Seaweed salad ‘nest’. The seaweed I used is Wakame, but for added color and texture, I also include some shredded Chinese Black Fungus (also known as ‘Tree-Ear’ or ‘Cloud-Ear Fungus). This is my first attempt thus far, and I may wish to tweak the basic idea, but read on to see what I did…

Scallop Nest 2

I reconstituted my seaweed and the fungus, and then shredded the seaweed into thinner strips. The fungus, in this case, was already shredded in its dried form, so I was saved some effort there.

 

Scallop Nest 3

I tossed the shredded seaweed in a light dressing made from equal parts sesame oil, plain vegetable oil, and lemon juice.

 

Scallop Nest 4

I cooked the scallops simply by steaming them for a few minutes without any added seasonings. As you can see, they threw off quite a bit of liquid and I am rather sorry now that I didn’t think of that in advance and use the sweet juices as part of the ‘nest’ dressing somehow…

 

Scallop Nest 5

After forming my nest in a Scallop shell, and ‘laying’ my eggs in the middle, I garnished the edges with a few sesame seeds for just a little more visual interest.

On the whole, I was generally pleased with the result, although I found the dressing wasn’t all that interesting. I’m also not sure if I really liked lemon juice with sesame oil or not but sesame is often used with seaweed and lemon definitely complements scallops… Still, I like the idea of maybe reducing the scallop juices next time and the using that as the base for a different sort of dressing entirely. I’ll update you on any developments…

No comments yet

Comments, thoughts or suggestions most welcome...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Meet & Eats

The food that I've had the pleasure of meeting and eating.

Uncle Grumpy's Playroom

Current events, humor, science, religion, satire

Food Travel Lover

走过的地方 尝过的美食 留下的回忆

The Odd Pantry

Essays on food

Reputable Sources

Organizing ferments since 2013

that Other Cooking Blog

. food . think . sous vide . blog .

REMCooks

My Virtual Cookbook to Share My Love and Joy of Food and Cooking One Recipe at a Time

lola rugula

my journey of cooking, gardening, preserving and more

Yummy Lummy

I cook, photograph and eat food with the occasional restaurant review!

Eye Of the Beholder

A pair of eternally curious eyes and a camera...Life is beautiful.

gluten free zen

Taking The Stress Out Of Gluten-Free Grain-Free & Dairy-Free Living

Clayton's Kitchen

Big flavors and fun cooking from a cubbyhole kitchen

Bunny Eats Design

Happy things, tasty food and good design

DENTIST CHEF

Dentist chef, just a dentistry student who practice the dentist's cooking recipes in a dentist's kitchen

Mad Dog TV Dinners

Guess what's coming to dinner?

Chefsopinion

Real Food & Real Opinions

Bento Days

Making bentos for kids

Garden to Wok

Fresh and tasty!

Bam's Kitchen

Healthy World Cuisine

Trang Quynh

everyone is special in their own way :)

Farm to Table Asian Secrets

Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season

HolyPrettyApple

If people say that life is too short to drink bad wine, it means also that life is too short to eat crappy food!

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

The Unorthodox Epicure

Confessions of an Aspiring Food Snob

The 好吃 Challenge

1 girl, 273 days, 100 recipes

Rabbitcancook

a recipe sharing and bento blog

benleeirene

Just another WordPress.com site

The Food Nazi

Never try to eat more than you can lift

Expat Chef in Barcelona

From my kitchen to yours

Keeping Up With the Holsbys

a journey into my head and my pantry

Nurul's Culinary Adventures

I Love Food, the Universe and Everything!!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

home-cooking recipes, restaurant reviews, International cuisine ,

Naked Vegan Cooking

Body-positive Vegan Goodness

Bites of Food History

Sharing my Experimental Archaeology of Food

Stefan's Gourmet Blog

Cooking, food, wine

FOODTRAIL

A Journey About Food, Recipes And Destinations

bcfoodieblogger

Fresh, exciting and adventurous food journey

One Man's Meat

Multi-award winning food blog, written in Dublin, Ireland.

%d bloggers like this: