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Seared Scallops, Parsnip Purée and a Pancetta Crumb



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Seared Scallops, Parsnip Purée and a Pancetta Crumb

  • olive oil, for frying
  • 50 g pancetta, unsmoked, thinly sliced
  • 20 g bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 300 g parsnips, cut into pieces (2 cm)
  • 250 g water
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 pinches ground black pepper
  • 6 king scallops
  • 30 g butter
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add pancetta and fry for approx. 1minute on each side until cooked and slightly browned, then transfer to a paper towel and set aside.
  2. Place bread in mixing bowl and chop 10 sec/speed 4. Transfer breadcrumbs to frying pan, add 1 Tbsp oil and fry over a medium heat until golden, stirring continuously.
  3. Place thyme, fried pancetta and fried breadcrumbs in mixing bowl then mix 2 sec/speed 5. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Clean mixing bowl.
  4. Place parsnips in mixing bowl and chop 4 sec/speed 5, then scrape down sides of mixing bowl.
  5. Add water, ½ tsp salt and one pinch pepper and cook 12 min/100°C/speed 2.
  6. Add butter then blend 10 sec/speed 10. Scrape down lid and sides of mixing bowl then blend again 10 sec/speed 10. Repeat one or two times more if necessary, to achieve desired consistency. Set mixing bowl aside and keep warm.
  7. Wipe frying pan clean then heat 1 Tbsp oil over a medium-high heat. Fry scallops, in a circle around edge of pan, for 1-1½ minutes on each side while seasoning with ¼ tsp salt and one pinch pepper.
  8. Divide the purée between the two plates, top each with three scallops, sprinkle with the pancetta crumb then serve immediately.

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If the scallops are small, serve 4 or 5 per person.

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