Scallop Burgers

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.

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5 Responses to “American Idol and Cupcake Hero collide…”

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    slush — May 21, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Hilarious Jen! And to use one of my own recipes. Pure genius. 😛

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    CB — May 21, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    So funny! My friend said the exact same thing you did… down the david on disney! GMTA! You’ll have to update us on who wins the cupcake idol (ie which david has the least cupcakes eate LOL)
    Clara

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    ~Amber~ — May 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I just can not get over David A’s big cheesy grin. LOL Wonderful looking cupppy cakes.

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    Mara — May 24, 2008 at 1:29 am

    those are great!! question, how does using white wheat flour affect the cupcakes? whenever i try this with my baking it makes things so dense so i don’t bother with modifying cupcakes anymore.

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    Jen — May 24, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    The King Arthur’s white wheat flour is the only flour I use. I’ve never had a problem with it.

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