Hubby actually offered to cook tonight! It was great. I didn’t know what to do with myself, so I helped him out. This recipe came from a cookbook he gave me for Christmas a couple years ago. We’ve liked most of the recipes that have come out of it and this one was no exception. The burgers themselves are easy to make, but there is a lot of chopping that is necessary that can take some time.
I loved how they came out and the slice of orange on the sandwich was a pleasant surprise. We both agreed that we should make these again.
Scallop Burgers – from Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats (recipe #181) – makes 4
1 1/2 pounds large seas scallops, patted dry
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
2 tsp Ol Bay Seasoning or other seafood seasing blend
coarse salt and coars pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Romaine lettuce leaves
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
1 naval orange, pith and peel removed, sliced into thin disks
Zest of 1 orange (zest before peeling and slicing)
4 crusty rolls, splot and toasted
Place scallops in food processor and pulse to coarsely grind the scallops, then transfer to a bowl.Mix with the shallots, parsley, orange zest, chives, Old Bay, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Mix and form patties 3/4 to 1 inch thick.
Cook in a hot nonstick pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side, or until just firm but with a bit of give left. The patties should be evenly carmelized on both sides.
Char the buns under the broiler and drizzle with olive oil. Place the burgers on the bottoms of the buns and top with lettuce, onions, and oranges.