Scallops With Turnip Tops and Lentils

Scallops With Turnip Tops and Lentils

Scallops With Turnip Tops and Lentils

In this tasty scallop recipe Italian greens braised until tender and sautéed in garlic make a great compliment to pan-seared scallops and lentils

October 3, 2012

Type of dish

Cuisine

serves for

4

total time

0 HR 50 MIN

ingredients

Scallop
12 each, cleaned
Parsley
4 sprigs, flat leaf
Turnip Tops (Cime di Rapa)
2 large bunches
lentils
100 g, Castelluccio variety
Garlic
2 cloves
Sage
1 sprig
Lemon
1 each
Fennel
3 g, seeds
Olive oil
75 ml
Tomato
150 g, Datterini variety - cut in half and de seeded
Chili pepper
2 each, fresh
salt
To taste
Pepper
To taste

Preparation

Boil the lentils until cooked through with one clove garlic and a sprig of sage.
Drain off the water, season and add a good dash of olive oil.
Pick and wash the leaves of the cima di rape, blanch in salted water until tender then drain.
In a saucepan lightly fry some garlic and ground fennel seeds and chilli to taste.
Add the blanched cima di rape, cook foro ne minute then remove.

Heat a heavy based frying pan. Toss the scallops in a bowl with salt, pepper and olive oil.
When the pan is very hot place each scallop in the pan carefully and cook for one minute each side until golden brown.
Add chilli, parsley, datterini tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon.

Serve on cima di rape and lentils.

Wine paring: Franciacorta

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