Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan

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  1. 10 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #1
    Peel 250 g green asparagus, and cook in salted boiling water until they are just cooked (still a bit crunchy).
  2. 2 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #2
    When done, remove from cooking water and put ito very cold water.
  3. 2 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #3
    Then drain and dry them.
  4. 5 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #4
    Cut asparagus tips and set aside.

    Heat serving plates.
  5. 5 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #5
    Prepare 16 scallops by cleaning and drying them.
  6. 4 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #6
    Put 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan.

    Put on high heat until lightly smoking, this is important for sealing the scallops.

    Place scallops in the pan, and fry 1 or 2 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
  7. 2 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #7
    Reduce a the heat a little, season, and add asparagus tips.
  8. 3 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #8
    Grate on or add 3 tablespoons Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan), and melt by stirring for 1 or 2 minutes.
  9. 5 min.Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan : Photo of step #9
    Divide between hot serving plates, and serve as soon as possible.

Remarks:

Any left over asparagus can be used to make soup. For this, cut into small pieces and proceed as for pumpkin soup.

Source:

Home made

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