Scallops with avocado, apple and a sweet miso dressing
Sunday 21 July 2013
I love the contrast of textures and flavours in this dish – crunchy, sharp apples, buttery avocado, soft, peppery watercress, crisp shallots and delicate, tender scallops all coated in a sweet, velvety dressing. For a more everyday version, I sometimes replace the scallops with seared salmon.
8 large scallops, roe and side muscle removed
1 avocado, halved and stoned
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
1 tbsp crispy shallots
For the dressing
1 tbsp white miso paste
2 tsp caster sugar
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
Plunge the scallops into boiling water for 5 seconds and remove with a slotted spoon. Drain on kitchen paper then slice thinly, crosswise.
To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Scoop the flesh of the avocado on to 4 serving plates. Add the scallops, watercress and apples. Drizzle with the dressing and scatter with crispy shallots to serve.
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