Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Asparagus


 Jumbo sea scallops (about 10)
1 small cauliflower
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch asparagus
2-4 tbs snipped fresh chives
1/2 c Greek yogurt
1/2 tbs butter
Olive oil spray 
Salt and pepper to taste
Seasoning salt


Bring a large stockpot of water to boil. Add chopped cauliflower and whole cloves garlic. Simmer until cauliflower is fork-tender. Drain and remove from heat, mash with a fork until cauliflower and garlic are completely pureed. Add chives and Greek yogurt, stir to incorporate.

Meanwhile, heat a grill pan over medium heat. Spray or drizzle asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until just done and still crisp.

Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat butter until foam subsides. Season scallops on both sides with seasoning salt. Place scallops in pan and do not move until they can be moved freely (not sticking at all). Turn over and remove from heat. The heat of the pan will continue to cook until perfect.

To serve, mound approx 1 c cauliflower puree in the center of the plate. Top with asparagus spears, then scallops. Garnish with chives and serve immediately.

20 Responses to “Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Asparagus”

  1. Hello Amanda! This one is simple enough for me. And I love scallops. Thank you for sharing this recipe for delicious Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Asparagus. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Delicious AND healthy … and pretty too! 🙂

    Hugs! xx

  3. This looks great, must find a local fishery store that sells scallops!

  4. *drools* *drools* send it over to sg right now!!!=P

  5. my type of meal! We also had asparagus for supper and I am thinking some scallops will be in order this weekend 🙂

  6. Wow..what huge scallops..they look sooooo good.What a great recipe!xx

  7. Yummy!!! Two of my favorites – scallops and asparagus!

    (Not so sure about the cauliflower puree, but I’d certainly try it)

    • It’s really good Eric, you should try it, goes sooo well with asparagus. I am in love with seafood, just can’t help myself!! Hope you have a brilliant weekend my friend xxx

  8. Ah…now I know what to make for dinner tonight. 🙂

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