Recipe courtesy of Vernon Cardenas
Show: The Best Of
Episode: Shellfish Spots
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Garlic Chips:

Directions

Remove the scallops from the shells using a dinner knife or a butter knife. Remove the intestines and innards and rinse off the sand, if any. Cut the scallops in half, lengthwise. Clean the deeper of the 4 scallop shells and set aside to be used for cooking the scallops in later.

Best if cooked over Bincho charcoal (Japanese charcoal), but a conventional charcoal BBQ grill will do, or even a gas range at home.

Place scallop shells over a medium fire, pour the sake, dashi and soy sauce carefully into the shells. When the sake comes to a light boil place scallop halves in the broth so they are not stacked, 2 scallop halves per shell. Cook for about 1 minute then flip over the scallops and add the chili oil, yuzu, and sesame oil and cook for an additional 1 minute, the scallops are best to serve medium rare to medium.

Mix the daikon with the ponzu and set aside.

Whip 2 egg whites then mix with 1 1/2 cups of salt to a solid consistency. Make 4 golf ball size balls and place in center of the serving dish. Remove shells with the scallops from the heat carefully. Place the shells on the balls and press down firmly, so that the shells do not move around on the plate. Garnish with a tiny pile of grated daikon mixed with ponzu and top off with garlic chips and julienned scallions.

Garlic Chips:

Heat 1/4-inch vegetable oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and lightly fry until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Seared Scallops

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Lemon Spaghetti with Jumbo Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cheese Boat

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Grilled Aged Shell Steaks with Chimichurri

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Perfect Pot Roast

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Carrots

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          10:30am | 9:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          11:30am | 10:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Cooks vs. Cons

          9pm | 8c

          Cooks vs. Cons

          12am | 11c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking