Scallops and asparagus with Grana Padano
200g green asparagus
For the dressing:
30g parsley leaves
5g pine kernels
10g Grana Padano, grated
130ml extra virgin olive oil
20g cooked peas, peeled and split in half
For the scallops:
25g dry breadcrumbs
15g Grana Padano, grated
5g chives, finely chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, thinly slice the asparagus and soak in iced water for about an hour.
Prepare the dressing. Pick the parsley and tarragon leaves, discarding the larger tougher stems. Blanch the parsley leaves in boiling water for a few seconds, drain, run under cold water and squeeze dry. Place in a tall jar with the tarragon leaves, Grana Padano, pine kernels, salt and pepper and about 50ml of olive oil. Using a hand held mixer, start blending, slowly adding the rest of the oil, until you get a creamy fluid dressing. Set aside.
Mix the breadcrumbs, Grana Padano, chives and seasoning. Coat the scallops with the breadcrumbs and pan-fry in the olive oil on medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.
Drain the asparagus and dry them on kitchen paper. Spread on a serving plate, drizzle with the dressing then scatter with peas, place the scallops on top and share.
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