Scallops with French beans
A preparation with a beautiful contrast of flavours and textures.
Creation by Jonnie Boer, Librije’s Atelier, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
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- Use a vegetable peeler to slice thin ribbons down the length of the French beans.
- Briefly blanch and chill over ice water.
- Shuck the scallops and remove the beards and the coral and keep this for a different preparation. For this preparation we use the meat of the scallop.
- Rinse the meat thoroughly in cold water and place on a dry cloth.
- Cut the meat into four to five thin slices and flatten between two sheets of plastic film using a small saucepan.
- Place the French bean ribbons on top.
- Briefly place in the blast chiller or freezer until lightly frozen.
- Cut out neatly with a cutter.
- Sprinkle the bottom with a little sea salt and place on the plate.
- Allow to defrost slowly before serving.
- As a component in a composition with pata negra ham, white beans, green apple, and onion.
- As a component in a composition with green legumes, turbot, cucumber, and avocado.