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Seared Scallops w/a Cilantro Gremolata over Mustard Greens & Cannellini Beans

05 Jun

CSA 1 016

I  totally fell in love with and was inspired by the recipe found here.  I tweeked it just a bit and the end results were fabulous.  The mustard greens I got from HighCross Farm worked wonderfully with this recipe.

Gremolata

– 1 cup chopped cilantro
– 1 clove garlic, very finely minced
– zest of one lemon
– salt and pepper to taste
– 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Combine everything in a food processor and pulse until pureed. Refrigerate until serving. This packs a punch, so use sparingly.

Cannellini Beans and Mustard Greens

– 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 Tbsp shallots, chopped
– 1 bunch mustard greens (about 2 cups), stems removed and chopped in half
– 14-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
– splash of white wine
– salt and pepper to taste

* I added a dash of red pepper flake for heat

Directions

Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flake and saute 15 seconds, until fragrant. Add shallots, and allow to caramelize for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add mustard greens and cook for about 3 minutes, or until greens are wilted.

Add beans to the pan and stir to combine. Raise to medium-high heat and add a splash of white wine with a Tbsp or two of water to the pan. Allow a few minutes for the liquid to cook off. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.

Seared Scallops

– 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– 1 1/4 lbs of scallops
– salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Wash and dry your scallops completely.  Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Place a few scallops in the skillet. If they are bay scallops, cook for about 2 minutes on each side. You will know that they are done when both sides are light brown, and the sides are white.

To serve, place a few scallops atop the beans and greens mixture, and top each scallop with a small dollop of gremolata.

I encourage you to try this recipe.  You will not be disappointed.  Also, check out Kirby Von Scrumptious’ blog.  It’s one of my new favorites.  http://kirbyvonscrumptious.blogspot.com/

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4 Comments

Posted by on June 5, 2009 in beans, greens, scallops, Uncategorized

 

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4 responses to “Seared Scallops w/a Cilantro Gremolata over Mustard Greens & Cannellini Beans

  1. Kirby!

    June 5, 2009 at 3:36 AM

    I’m so glad you liked the recipe! Mustard greens are also one of my faves.

     
    • sarahnett

      June 8, 2009 at 12:13 PM

      I will be getting a lot of braising greens at the beginning of this years CSA season. I am so glad I found your blog. I love it.

       
  2. Shana

    June 8, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    This was spectacular and the white beans/mustard greens are going to be a staple in my house!

     
    • sarahnett

      June 8, 2009 at 12:12 PM

      Shana,

      I am so glad you liked it. I never used to like greens, but ever since going CSA and being forced to be creative…I love them.

       

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