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Seared Scallops With Mushrooms

True Morel mushrooms, or morchella, are one of the most desired wild mushrooms in the world! Morels come in all shapes and colors, but they taste very meaty and earthy compared to other mushrooms, which some people find too slimy. Give these mushrooms a try with seared scallops!

Seared Scallops With Mushrooms
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PRE TIME: 15 min
COOKING TIME: 15 min
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • Vegetables
  • 0.4 oz. Wild True Morel Mushroom, Dried
  • 2/3 bowl Warm water
  • 5.3 oz. Asparagus
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 0.2 oz. Chives
  • 1 sprig Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 3 oz. Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 2/5 cup Red Wine
  • 1 tbsp. Syrup
  • tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • Vegetables Sauté
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • For Scallops
  • 9.7 oz. Scallops
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Five Spice Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
After soaking morel mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes, slice them in half lengthwise.
Step 2
Step 2
2
Remove the bottom and roughly slice asparagus, mince garlic, chives, and thyme, and slice shiitake mushroom in half.
Step 3
Step 3
3
Add red wine to a small saucepan along with syrup, balsamic vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of butter. Let it thicken.
Step 4
Step 4
4
In a cast iron pan, add the other tablespoon of butter and minced garlic, stir until aromatic. Then, add morel mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms in olive oil.
Step 5
Step 5
5
Add minced chives, thyme and sliced asparagus. Then, season with salt and black pepper.
Step 6
Step 6
6
Score the surface of the scallops.
Step 7
Step 7
7
Season with salt, black pepper and five spice powder.
Step 8
Step 8
8
Sear the scallops until they turn golden brown on both sides.
Step 9
Step 9
9
Add sautéed veggies, add scallops on top, dress with the red wine sauce, and sprinkle minced chives. Serve.
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