Hubert Keller Owner/ Celebrity Chef of Fleur de Lys, Fleur, & Burger Bar. 2011 Forbes Four Stars, Michelin Star, Les Grand Tables du Monde, Gayot Top Ten Best Restaurant Winner.  Top Chef Masters Finalist. Bravo's Top Chef & Top Chef Just Desserts Judge.
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Pork         Scallop Sliders with Bacon and Grilled Tomatoes
Back to Recipes Listing           Episode: 307           Episode Name: test         

Ingredients:

Makes 4 sliders

4 large sea scallops
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinaigrette, divided
4 slices Roma tomatoes, ½” thick
½ cup fennel stalk, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fennel greens, finely chopped
¼ cup radishes, very thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon salt
Pinch black pepper
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 slider buns with sesame seeds
4 tablespoon watercress leaves
3 slices bacon, cooked, cut into 1 to 2” pieces



 

 

Directions:

  1. Heat a griddler or other grill on high.
  2. Season the scallops on both sides with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil.
  3. Place scallops on hot grill for 4-5 minutes, or until scallops are done.
  4. Brush 1 tablespoon of the red wine vinaigrette on the tomato slices, and add to the grill with the scallops, grill for about 2 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the fennel stalk, fennel greens, radishes, remaining red wine vinaigrette, and salt and pepper.  Set aside until ready to serve.
  6. In another small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and smoked paprika.
  7. To assemble the burgers, spread 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture onto the buns.  Top each bun with 1 tablespoon watercress, a grilled tomato slice, scallop, bacon, and 1 tablespoon of fennel salad.  Top with bun and secure with a toothpick.  Serve with remaining fennel salad.

Secrets of a Chef:

  • Adding the salt to the fennel salad is crucial, as it will cure the fennel itself.
  • You can use any vinaigrette of your choice on the tomatoes and salad.
Using watercress will really give a nice spiciness to the burger that will compliment the spiciness of the smoked paprika and the sweetness of the scallop.  Arugula would be a good substitute if you do not have watercress.