The fresh scallops are wonderfully sweet and taste like the sea. The sweetness matches well with the zing of lemon zest and white pepper. This ceviche is so easy to prepare. A great starter to any nice meal at home. Happy cooking ^.^~
5 raw scallops
3 teaspoons good olive oil
6 leaves mint plus 2 top snips for garnish
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
A small pinch of white pepper
Juice of half a lemon
Clean the scallops and reserve the edible muscles. Place a knife underneath the muscle and scraping across the bottom shell. Remove the top shell, take away all the inedible innards. Slice the scallops thinly across the top into 1 to 1 1/2 mm thickness.
Roll the mint leaves together and cut into chiffonade (long and thin strips).
In a small mixing bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, mint chiffonade, lemon zest, white pepper and sea salt.
Mix the scallops and coat well with the citrusy dressing. Plate and enjoy.
1 head lettuce
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Jesse’s Cilantro & Parsley Sauce, recipe as follows
1 teaspoon white rice vinegar
Juice of 1/6 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
Clean lettuce and pat dry. Thinly slice the onion. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the olive oil, 1 tablespoon Jesse’s cilantro & parsley sauce, white vinegar and squeeze of lemon wedge. Salt & pepper to taste.
Dress the lettuce and onion slices according to your preference and serve immediately.
Jesse’s Cilantro & Parsley Sauce:
1/2 cup good olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup frech Italian parsley, packed
1 cup fresh cilantro, packed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon white rice vinegar
1 dried or fresh red chili pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pulse all ingredients in a processor, about 20 pulses. Pour into a bottle, it can be refrigerated up to 1 week. We add this delicious sauce on steak, grilled chicken and prawns, and even as a pizza base.