Thursday, July 8, 2010

Recipe Of The Day: Scallop Sliders w/ Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise

A longtime friend, family member and loved one reached out to us today in need of a great grilled scallop recipe for a hot date this evening. Instead of doing the usual grilled scallops with a simple sauce, we thought why not spruce it up a bit and make the night memorable for everyone involved.
Here we revisit a classic recipe thought up while on a road trip to San Francisco, home to some of the most amazing seafood spots you could ever imagine.
Shoutout to Mike Lowry, We hope that your evening is truly a success.
1 medium Vidalia onion, finely diced
2 TBS butter
2 lbs fresh sea scallops
3 TBS all-purpose flour
3 TBS bread crumbs
2 tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
½ cup finely chopped fresh chives
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 TBS fresh lime juice
1 TBS grated fresh ginger
2 TBS vegetable oil

12 Kings Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

Cilantro Mayo, recipe follows

In a small skillet saute onion in butter over medium heat until translucent. Cool.

Place scallops in food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped or chop by hand. Transfer to large bowl and add remaining ingredients, except vegetable oil. Add in the cooled onions.

Cook's Note: Mixture should not be too loose. If necessary, add a bit more flour or another egg.

Shape the mixture into small burgers, approximately 2 inches in diameter.
Place on a waxed paper lined sheet tray, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add scallop sliders and cook until browned and cooked through.
Place on small soft dinner rolls and top with a bit of Cilantro Mayo.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cilantro-Lime Mayo Ingredients:
4 TBS fresh lime juice
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/2 tsp hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup mayonnaise

Kosher Salt
freshly ground black pepper
Blend all ingredients in food processor except mayonnaise and salt and pepper.
Process until cilantro is fine.
Add mayonnaise and process just until blended.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste

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