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Seared Sea Scallop with Spinach and Sambuca   by Chef Cha-Chi
This is a signature dish of mine. It is very simple to prepare and should make you look like a pro. This recipe can either be served as an appetizer or a dinner entre. This Recipe will serve four appetizer portions and can be adjusted to fit your needs.
Ingredients:
8- sea scallops
1- bag of triple washed baby spinach(any type of spinach could be substituted)
2-cloves garlic
1-shallot or small onion
Half cup sambuca
2- slices pancetta or bacon
Butter
Olive oil
2-lemons
Half cup champagne vinegar or red wine vinegar
2-table spoon sugar or honey
1-bunch frisee, arugula or any other type of similar salad greens(watercress or mache)
Salt and Pepper

Method:
Clean and wash scallops, pat dry and set aside.
Chop spinach into small pieces.
Finely Chop garlic and shallots.
Finely Chop pancetta.

Make vinaigrette by zesting lemons into a bowl,then squeeze the juice from both lemons. Add olive oil sugar,salt,pepper and a pinch each of the garlic and shallot.
Whisk or blend all, season to taste.
Heat saute pan. Add teaspoon butter and a splash of olive oil. Add pinch each of garlic and shallot. Saute until soft. Add pancetta then Add half the sambuca to the pan. Cook until pan starts to become dry. Add spinach to pan cook for one minute remove spinach and set aside.
Clean pan and return to heat. Add teaspoon butter and a splash of olive oil. Season scallops with salt and pepper. Place scallops one by one into pan. Cook scallops until golden brown and a slight crust appears. Flip scallops and cook next side until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
To plate:
Make small mound of spinach in center of plate. Top with two scallops.
Pull frisee apart and season with vinaigrette. Place small amount of salad next to scallops.
Drizzle plate with a small amount of vinaigrette and then drizzle plate with small amount of sambuca.
Serve with french or italian bread.
Notes:
Dish can be made with or without pancetta.
To serve as an entre double the amount.  4 scallops should work.

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