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Roasted scallops with parma ham, leeks and mango sauce

This lovely and simple French recipe for scallops, Saint-Jacques, is refreshing and scrumptious.

Ingredients for 6 people:

18 scallops
3 leeks
1 mango
8 slices of parma ham or prosciutto
5 cl of olive oil
French Espelette pepper (can be replaced with normal pepper and paprika)

For the dressing:

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoon of olive oil
salt, pepper

Peel and wash two leeks, cutting them to quarter pieces – once in length and once in width. Cook for 10 minutes in boiling water or steam for 15 minutes. Drain and let them cool.

Cut the third leek into very thin sticks and fry the pieces in hot oil.

Prepare the Mango coulis; put the mango into a food processor, or use a mixer, to obtain a thick sauce.

Make the dressing: Put vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl and stir.

Prepare the scallops by cutting them in two in the middle so you have two thin disks. Cut the slices of prosciutto into quarters and wrap them around the scallops.

Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the scallops with Espelette pepper and they cook 1 minute on each side. Put to one side and keep them warm while you dress the plates.

Put the leek quarters in the center, add a tablespoon of dressing over the leeks and the scallops on top. Spread some drops of mango coulis around the plate and finish with the fried leeks for decoration.

Optional: Goes well with crispy bacon and aubergine caviar.

This is one of chef Regine’s recipes at: www.Chef Chez Vous 76.com

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