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    Sea Food Appetizer Ideas

    Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:16 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hey all,
    I've seen all over these forums the awesome sea food ideas there are. They look delicious! Got hungry just looking at them.

    Anyway, I am planning on buying some mail order Lobster and extra-large scallops from, and was wondering what ideas you have for combining the two in an appetizer?

    I have a bunch of people coming over for the holiday and we want to add in something non-traditional for Thanksgiving, but hopefully these app ideas will be great all year round. Also, it doesn't have to be limited to Lobster and Scallops. I could live with Surf and Turf etc

    Please let me know what you all think!
    Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:19 am Groupie
    I have made this before and it is very good.

    This is a recipe I haven't posted and it is rich and decadent but absolutely delicious.

    Scallop Tartar with a Caviar Topping

    This is such an easy dish and so delicious. Now, I can't say it's inexpensive - becase it isn't; but, this is a dish you serve for a special occasion, holiday or dinner party. But, it is seriously easy to prepare. Just do NOT skimp on the ingredients. Using fresh DRY sea scallops is really the key. "Dry" means, there has been no chemicals added, and they have NOT been frozen - chemicals are often used for shipping or freezing. You really need to purchase these fresh from a "Whole Foods," or a reputable fish market. They are often referred to as 'sashimi grade" scallops. But otherwise, this is a simple 6 ingredient appetizer (which includes salt and pepper).

    1-2 oz quality black caviar
    8 oz sea scallops
    1/2 meyer lemon, juiced (or any fresh lemon), you can add more or less to taste
    2 teaspoons fresh chives, minced
    1/8 teaspoon pink peppercorns, freshly ground
    sea salt to taste
    micro greens (optional)

    Scallops ... Slice the scallops horizontally in 2-3 pieces; then dice. You want fairly small equal bite size pieces. Add the scallops to a small bowl along with the lemon juice, chives, peppercorns, and salt. Make sure to adjust the amount of lemon and salt to your taste. Mix so all the scallops are coated with the lemon juice and cover with plastic wrap. Let the scallops marinate 30-45 minutes NO longer. I prefer 30 minutes for the best taste.
    Note: Pink peppercorns have a milder taste and work much better with seafood.

    Serve ... This is best using a 1-1/2" cookie or biscuit cutter. I like to add some micro greens to your plate and then set the round biscuit or cookie cutter on top of the greens. Spoon the scallop mixture into the round pressing down lightly to form your small mold. Remove the shape, then top with a spoon of the caviar and a small piece of the chives. If you don't want to use a cookie cutter, you use a small scoop too. The cookie or biscuit cutter just makes a pretty presentation. ENJOY!
    Mommy Diva
    Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:55 pm
    Forum Host

    What did you end up making for the holiday guests? Any photos you can share?

    Sarasota, delicious recipes as always!!!!! yummy.gif
    Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:03 pm Groupie
    Thx Mommy D, it is an expensive recipe; but, sometimes I feel that a meal can have 1 star. Rather it the main course, appy, or dessert.

    I have served this to start and then made steak; NOT fillets, just skirt steak with a mushroom brandy sauce. Very LOW cost. So, the star was the appie. So, it all evens out if you just plan it.

    But, I love unique and different appies when I can.
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