Pea Mash With Seared Scallops

Ingredients

1 kg floury potatoes (eg King Edwards Maris Piper Desirse)
250 grams peas (fresh or frozen)
100 grams butter softened
fresh mint (optional)

Preparation

1
If the scallops are very thick separatethe white scallop muscle from the orange coral: the coral cooks more quickly and tends to burst and splatter all over your cooker if it is in a hot pan for too long.
2
Otherwise leave whole.
3
Marinate the scallops in a little olive oil and set aside for at least 20 minutes.
4
Peel and chop the potatoes cook in salted water until tender.
5
Meanwhile cook the peas until just done but still bright green.
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Drain then place in a blender or food processor with half the butter.
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Process until you have a smooth puree.
8
Drain the potatoes and allow to steam in a colander until thoroughly dry then mash with the remaining butter.
9
Add the pea pur6e and plenty of salt and pepper to taste.
10
Heat a heavy frying pan until it is very hot and smear with a tiny amount of oil.
11
Add the scallop muscles (or wholescallops) and sear on one side for 1 minute. Season turn and add the corals.
12
Cook over a high heat for a further 11 1/2 minutes or until just cooked.
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To serve place a mound of pea mash on each plate and top with the scallops and coral.
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Garnish with fresh mint if you like.
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Add some freshly chopped mint while mashing the potatoes if you like.
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Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

Monday, November 30, 2009 - 4:39pm

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