Sea Scallops in Prosciutto with Pepino Melon

Category : Seafood

Author : Lillith

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Date : 05/09/2009


2 pepino melons, seeded
2 tsp sugar
6 chives, minced
1/8 tsp salt
10 sea scallops
1 tsp soy sauce
5 paper-thin slices prosciutto, halved lengthwise
10 basil leaves plus 4 sprigs
2 Tbsp olive oil


1. Cut one melon into a fine dice; place in glass bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of the sugar and 2/3 of the chives; set aside. Chop the other melon into chunks; place in blender with 1 teaspoon of the sugar and salt. Process until smooth. Cover; refrigerate.

2. Combine the scallops, soy sauce and remaining chives in a nonreactive bowl; set aside. Place 1 scallop on 1 prosciutto half-slice; top with a basil leaf. Roll prosciutto slice around scallop; place seam side down on plate or storage container. Repeat with remaining scallops; refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.

3. Heat oven to 450 F. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat; add scallop/prosciutto rolls, seam side down. Cook, turning, until prosciutto begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer scallop packages to baking sheet; bake 4 minutes. Remove from oven.

4. Place 1 tablespoon of the diced melon mixture in the center of 5 small plates; arrange 3 scallop rolls around fruit on each plate. Top scallops with melon puree; garnish

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