From: Chef John Brandt-Lee, Avalon Restaurant, West Chester, PA and Avalon Pasta Bistro, Downingtown, PA. Yield: 6 servings.
6 U-10 Dry Packed Fresh Sea Scallops
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. champagne vinegar
1 small shallot, diced
⅛ cup fresh parsley leaves, cut up
to taste, fresh cracked pepper
4 hearty stalked pieces of asparagus, peeled raw lengthwise
to taste, Maldon sea salt
as needed, lemon-infused olive oil (preferably Agrumato)
Slice each scallop into wafer-thin medallions (should yield approximately 3-4 slices per scallop). In a mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, champagne vinegar and shallot. Once mixture is emulsified, add parsley, fresh cracked pepper and scallops. Toss scallops for about 2 minutes in vinaigrette and place 4 pieces of scallop in center of each plate. Add the peeled asparagus to mixing bowl and toss in remaining vinaigrette. On top of each pile of scallops, place a small bunch of the asparagus. Spoon the remaining vinaigrette over scallops and asparagus. Finish each with some sea salt and a drizzle of lemon oil. Serve immediately.
Photo: Courtesy of Avalon Restaurant