Pan Seared Scallops w/ Mango Ginger Habanera Sauce

July 24, 2012 (CHICAGO)

6-8 dry (U/10) scallops
4-5 mangoes (diced)
2 shallots (diced)
2Tb Chilean Olive Oil (Deleyda)
2 cups chicken stock
¼ cup fresh ginger (grated)
1-2 habanera peppers (seeds removed and cut in half)
½ cup white wine (Chilean Sauvignon Blanc…Concha Y Toro)
2 Tb unsalted butter (chilled and cut into cubes)
1Tb honey
Chef Julius' Salt & Chef Julius' Pepper

Place a 2qt - 3qt saucepan on medium heat for 2min. Add the olive oil.
Next add the shallots and sauté 3-4minutes.
Next add the mangoes and sauté for 5min and then add the peppers.
Sauté this mixture for at least 5min. Lower the heat if you have to, bits of mango will very likely stick to the pan.
Add the ginger and sauté for 1min and then add the wine to deglaze the pan.
Stir regularly with the wooden spoon. Next add the chicken stock.
Allow this mixture to reduce by 1/3.
Use an immersion blender or transfer hot liquid to a standard blender. Puree until the mix is liquefied.
Return the liquefied mix to the saucepan and place on low heat.
Add the honey and cook for 2min and then the unsalted butter.
Taste and then add salt, pepper or more honey to your liking.

Scallops: Place medium sauté pan on high heat for 1-2 minutes.
Add 1Tb of Deleyda Olive oil and heat for 1 min more
Place dry scallops, seasoned with salt and pepper, in the pan at least 1 inch apart and let cook for 2 min
Using a fish spatula, turn scallops and cook for 2 minutes more
Remove from pan and set on serving plate. Spoon with Mango Sauce and serve with Domo Vegetarian Quinoa

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