Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Winter 2010 Contents PAN FRIED SCALLOPS, SERVED
WITH RED COULIS OF
CAPSICUM AND LIGHT CREAM
OF CUTTLEFISH INK
150g red capsicum
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2g peeled garlic
touch of salt
touch white pepper
10ml hot water
The light cream of cuttlefish ink
1 tsp cuttlefish ink
touch of white pepper
4 medium size scallops
10g alfalfa, to serve
touch extra virgin olive oil, to serve
Roast the capsicum in oven for 15 minutes at
220 degrees, when soft and black,
peel and clean seeds away. Emulsify the cap-
sicum using the blender, add the oil, garlic,
salt, white pepper and water and blend for
about 10 minutes.
Prepare the light cream of cuttlefish ink
separately, mixing the cream with the ink and
Sear the scallops in a hot pan. Serve the
scallops with the coulis and the squid ink
cream as shown and complete the recipe
with alfalfa salad and a touch of extra virgin
people of the Americas have enjoyed capsicum for
thousands of years, at least since 3000BC, but now
it s cultivated around the world.
"Capsicum is a fruit from South America, the
milder variety of chilli," says Salvatore. "It was in-
troduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus in
about the 16th century. He introduced it to Spain,
and they began using it in their cuisine. Now it s a
basic Mediterranean ingredient."
It s not only the great taste that has made capsi-
cum so internationally popular.
"Capsicum is great for fighting off colds, due to
its high level of vitamin C," Bradley asserts.
And that s not all. "It will lower cholesterol,
help maintain stable blood pressure and is full of
vitamin A," he says.
Vitamin A is important for healthy skin and
also boosts the immune system.
And to ward off the "winter belly", he adds, it s
low in fat and kilojoules, too.
In Australia, capsicum is cultivated in late winter
and the beginning of spring and harvested from
summer to autumn. However, due to its worldwide
popularity, capsicum is available all year round. sm
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