November 21st, 2008 13:08 EST
Morton`s sends over Sea Scallops
Hello Bacon Fans! I am continuing my quest to find the best bacon recipes. In my effort to bring you the best I am asking some of the top chefs and restaurants in the country to reveal there secret recipes. Klaus Fritsch who is Morton`s Executive Chef sent over his Sea Scallops Wrapped With Bacon with Apricot Chutney.
Morton`s Restaurant Group, is a very upscale steakhouse. They have over 80 locations around the country. I have eaten at their steak houses in Hawaii, Arizona and of course California. I can tell you that they serve you generous portions of meat cooked to perfection.
Morton`s Sea Scallops Wrapped With Bacon With Apricot Chutney
12 Large Sea Scallops (1 " 1 ½ oz. each)
12 Slices Bacon
8 Leaves Spinach, washed and stems removed
2 Tbsp. Melted Butter
1/2 cup Apricot Chutney (see recipe below)
2 Lemons, halved
3 Bamboo Skewers
Place bacon strips on a wire rack in 350-degree oven. Cook until half done, approximately 14 minutes. Remove bacon from oven and wrap each scallop with bacon strip. Slide three bacon-wrapped scallops on each bamboo skewer, leaving a one-inch gap between scallops. Place skewered scallops in buttered pie tin. Brush scallops lightly with melted butter. Place in broiler for 8 minutes, turning once after 4 minutes.
To serve, place two spinach leaves in center of each plate. Place one ounce of apricot chutney on spinach leaf of each plate. Place lemon half on each plate. Remove scallops from broiler. Remove bamboo skewer and arrange three scallops on top of other spinach leaf. Serve immediately
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
2 cups prepared horseradish (16 ounces)
2 cups apricot preserves (one 18-ounce jar or a little more)
Crush the peppercorns on a cutting board by pressing down on them with the bottom of a heavy saucepan. In a fine-mish sieve or another sieve line with cheesecloth, strain the horseradish with a spoon or squeeze the cheesecloth to extract all the liquid. In a small bowl, whisk the apricot preserves until smooth. Whisk in the strained horseradish and crushed peppercorns.
To learn more about Morton`s, click here to visit their site.
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Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock
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