Macadamia Crusted Scallops with Pina Colada Sauce

August 28, 2011 6:49:37 AM PDT
This recipe is courtesy of Carol Buckantz, the executive chef at Shiraz on the Water, the restaurant at Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale

Ingredients:
8 each Scallops (10/20 or 20/30)
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 cup Macadamia nuts, chopped fine
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
As needed, salt and pepper
1 cup Canola oil

For Sauce:
1/2 cup Diced pineapple, puree in food processor
1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
1/8 cup Rum, coconut or dark
1/8 cup Coconut milk
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

Directions:
Take the side muscle off of the scallops. Set up the breading procedure, seasoned flour( with salt and pepper), beaten eggs, and the panko breadcrumbs and macadamia nuts mixed. Place the scallops in the flour, egg , then breadcrumb mixture.

In a saute pan heat oil. When reaches the proper temp, add the scallops and heat till golden brown. Place on paper towel to drain

For Sauce:
In a saute pan, add the pureed pineapple, add the rum and flame. Add the coconut milk, honey, and juice. Let cook down. Add the cornstarch slurry and let thicken. Remove from heat and cool down before serving.

Place the cooled sauce on the plate, place the hot scallops on top.


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