Seared Scallops on Roast Garlic Mashed Potato
allow 4 per person
Roast Garlic Mashed Potato
1.5 hand sized agria potato per person
3 tablespoons Butter
2 tabs cream
2 tablespoons crème fraiche
3 cloves garlic peeled and slowly roasted
1 tabs chopped chives
Roast Garlic Mashed Potato - Scrub and peeled the potatoes Boil till tender. Drain and keep warm allowing some more moisture to evaporate. Return to the pot after a few minutes and roughly mash. For smoother result force through sieve. Melt butter and cream together. Finally stir in melted cream and butter and crème fraiche and chives. Season to taste.
Seared Scallops - Heat a very solid pan till hot, but not so hot it is smoking. Remove excess moisture from scallops, season and toss in oil of your choice, not too flavoured. Sear both sides of the scallops for approx 1 minute depending on the thickness of the beast. They still need to be soft to the touch to remain tender. Take care to not overload the pan if using that method, or use 2 pans, as too many at once will lower the temperature and "boil" the scallops. Remove scallops at once and put 4 on top of each pile of mash. Return pan to heat splash with chardonnay and swirl or stir in 2 tablespoons butter until butter melted spoon over juices from pan and lemon wedge.