Butter-Fried Scallops and Cauliflower Mash

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 2 servings

Scallops are best if you’re looking for a special recipe to enjoy with your partner on Valentine’s Day. Not only they’re considered an aphrodisiac food, but they’re delicious and pretty easy to make. For this one, you have to sear the scallops in butter until they crisp on the outside – this will enhance their sweet taste. Serve them with smooth cauliflower mash, pan-fried mushrooms, and bacon.

Ingredients Needed for Butter-Fried Scallops and Cauliflower Mash

1 cup milk
½ medium cauliflower head
1 vanilla pod
3 tablespoons of butter
8 scallops
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 ounces of brown mushrooms, quartered
4 bacon slices
1 tablespoon chives, chopped

How to Cook Butter-Fried Scallops and Cauliflower Mash

  1. Add the milk and cauliflower florets in a cooking pot over low heat. Also, scrape the vanilla pod. Bring to a boil and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  2. Add the cooked cauliflower to a blender and blend. Add 1 tablespoon of butter in the process.
  3. Blend again after adding 1 tablespoon of milk and the second tablespoon of butter. Set it aside.
  4. Melt the third tablespoon of butter in a skillet over low heat.
  5. Add the scallops and cook them for one minute on each side or until browned and caramelized. Set them aside.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil into a skillet over low heat, add the mushrooms and cook them until golden brown. Set them aside.
  7. Place the bacon slices into a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes at 400⁰F/200⁰C.
  8. Divide the scallops, mushrooms, bacon and cauliflower mash between two plates. Top with chopped chives and enjoy!

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