Sautéed Scallops with Chanterelles and Frisee
This dish is remarkably simple to prepare, and it's special enough
to serve for company.
With its combination of colors and textures, this unusual salad looks beautiful on the plate and tastes exotically delicious.
Put the sea
scallops in the pan and DON'T MOVE THEM. They'll cook all the way
through without being turned over or tossed or messed with in any
way. Just make sure that the temperature isn't so high that it burns
Season the scallops with fresh cracked pepper and set aside.
Use a 10 or 12-inch non-stick pan to heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil until smoking.
Place the scallops in the pan and don't move them. Let them cook until crisp and golden brown, without moving, for five to six minutes.
Use a 12 to 14-inch sauté pan to heat the remaining oil until smoking over high heat.
Add the shallots and sauté them until soft. This should take three to four minutes.
Add the mushrooms and toss for three to four minutes until nicely softened.
Add the vinegar and then the frisee. Toss quickly, season with salt and pepper, then divide among four plates.
Without turning the scallops, remove and arrange three on each salad. Drizzle with a fine quality extra virgin olive oil and serve.