Verrines become more and more fashionable in France and abroad. But it doesn’t mean that the food must be fancy. Verrines can contain fusion food or molecular cooking; nevertheless old style recipes can also be adapted to fit in these little glasses.
For example the following recipe associates scallops with a traditional leek fondue. The pistachio powder will give a tasty and colorful touch to this delicious verrine. Again this verrine is easy to make and will procure full satisfaction to your guests during your dinner.
Scallop, leek fondue & pistachio verrine recipe
- 6 fresh scallops
- 200 gr. of leeks white part only (7 oz.)
- 2 onions
- 12 pistachio nuts
- 15 gr. of butter 1 tablespoon of butter
- Espelette pepper
- Wash and chop leeks. Slice onions.
- Open the pistachio nuts and chop finely with an electric mixer. Reserve.
- Melt 10 gr. of butter in a non sticky pan. Add leek and onions and season with salt and pepper. Leave to cook on medium/low heat until leeks are cooked. Monitor cooking process and reserve.
- Melt 5 gr. of butter in another non sticky pan. Cook scallops for 1 minute on each side.
- Place first a layer of leek fondue in your verrines, then put one scallop and spread some pistachio powder and espelette pepper on top of each scallop.
- Serve immediately.
If you like scallops, you might be interested by the Scallops and Carrot verrine, an exotic Bento: Avocado, shrimps and Scallops Salad and Scallops flambéed with Brandy.
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