The Elm Hurst Inn & Spa offers many different team building events for corporate groups – or for people just looking to have a fun, interactive group experience. One of the most popular is a private cooking lesson and wine tasting with Chef Michael Davies.
This month, Chef Davies shares a simple and delicious salad recipe that is sure to impress…..
A Salad of Seared Diver Scallops, Baby Spinach, Orange and Grapefruit Filets, Green Asparagus, Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette
Diver Scallops U10
Roast yellow & red pepper (de-seeded and skin removed)
Green asparagus spears, blanched
Fresh baby spinach
Fresh sweet basil
Ground black pepper
Cherry tomatos (cut in half)
Mixed organic sprouts
Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette
Makes 6 servings
1 shallot, finely diced
1 tsp honey
½ c. olive oil
¼ white wine
1 garlic clove fine diced
Kosher salt & white pepper to taste
¼ c. champagne vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
To Make Vinaigrette:
Add shallot, honey, white wine, garlic, champagne vinegar & lemon juice in a small stainless steel bowl.
Wisk together, slowly whisk in the olive oil. Set aside
To Make Salad:
Prepare all ingredients for salad: Segment orange and grapefruit, roast, de-seed & peel outer skin from peppers, let cool and cut into diamond shapes. Blanch asparagus until they are crisp, then snap. Refresh in ice cold water. Cut tomatoes in half, gently wash and dry spinach leaves, tear basil leaves. Remove connecting tissue from scallops.
To Plate Dish:
Heat a small skillet with a little olive oil. When oil is hot add scallops, sear on both sides and season with salt and pepper. Cook scallops until firm to the touch. Do not overcook.
In a small bowl, lightly mix salad ingredients together with the vinaigrette dressing. Arrange spinach in the center of the plate; place the other ingredients around the leaves. Add the scallops, drizzle a little of the dressing over the salad, garnish with some sprouts.
Note: The portion for the salad ingredients is up to the individual. You can serve two scallops as an appetizer or 5-6 as an entrée.
Come back and visit our blog next month when we’ll take you on a virtual Wine Tasting….
Or visit us in person at www.elmhurstinn.com. To learn more about booking a corporate event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org