Delicious dish. You could also make with shrimp.
Seared Scallops and Corn with Bacon Vinaigrette
Based on a Recipe from Food Network.com
. 1/4 pound thickly sliced bacon, diced*
. 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
. 1 small shallot, minced
. 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
. 1/4 cup chicken stock
. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
. 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
. Salt and freshly ground pepper
. Pinch of cayenne pepper
. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
. 2 or 3 ears of corn
12 jumbo sea scallops (1 1/2 pound)
1 head of frisée or watercress, leaves torn
In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a bowl and pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the shallot to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the shallot is softened. Add the vinegar and stock and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the Dijon and whole-grain mustards. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper.
. Heat a grill pan to medium high head and char corn on all sides. Let cool then cut from cob. Put in bowl and once totally cool add your lettuce choice.
. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season the scallops with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet. Cook over high heat, undisturbed, until browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn the scallops and cook until golden, about 3 minutes longer.
. Stir the bacon into the vinaigrette. In a medium bowl, toss the lettuce and corn with 2 tablespoons of the dressing and mound on 4 plates. Arrange the scallops on the plates and drizzle with the rest of the dressing. Serve right away.
Sally's Notes: * I used high quality turkey bacon. If you do that there is no extra fat to drain off , actually you may need a little extra oil to add to the pan. I did not have shallot and used white onion. At the time I had watercress, you could try all types of lettuce including spinach. Experiment! Don't use too much salt. The bacon is very salty and it can easily get over salted. Yep it happened to me!!
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