|FFWD ~ Scallops with Double Carrots|
This week our recipe for French Fridays is...Monkfish with Double Carrots. A recipe I seriously thought of skipping. I have never eaten monkfish, but have seen pictures of them (one ugly fish)! I then thought of one of my all time favorite fish recipes from AMFT. Remember the skate? Another not so pretty fish, which was a delicious surprise!
Finding Monkfish, in the grocery stores in my area, proved impossible. I decided to go with Dorie’s Bonne Idee, and use scallops (much better looking, too). The carrot part of this recipe can be prepared several hours in advance, making this mouthwatering dish, dinner party worthy!!
|A really special dish that you would expect to eat in a four-star restaurant|
The carrots are cooked in carrot juice, hence the name double carrots! To begin, peel and slice a pound of carrots and place in a saucepan, where the carrot juice, butter, and rosemary have been brought to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook until tender. That folks, is the beginning of this wonderful meal! Who would have thought such humble beginnings, would reap such a pleasurable gourmet dinner?
Finishing this dish takes less than 15 minutes. Brown bacon on both sides, wipe out the pan, then using 2 teaspoons of the bacon grease and a tablespoon of butter, brown the scallops. About 2 minutes on each side should do it. Dorie suggested serving with mashed celery root or mashed potatoes. I opted for the potatoes, a great choice! This dish was amazing! Bill gave it two thumbs up! This excellent meal is something you would expect to be served in a four star restaurant! Thank you Dorie for another wonderful recipe! Happy Friday everyone!
You can find this recipe in Dorie’s cookbook, "Around My French Table”, or here where it has been published. To see what the other Dorista thought of this dish, check it out here.
|We loved this one…a keeper for sure|
|Totally delicious and dinner party worthy!|