Sea Scallops in Herb Broth-Martha Stewart Living

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2 Shallots, coarsely chopped
Black Pepper; freshly ground
1 Bunch watercress (about
1 ts Salt, plus more for scallops
1 ts olive oil
1 ts Unsalted butter
16 Sea scallops (about 1 lb)
1 1/2 c Water
1 Bunch flat-leaf parsley

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 1/2 C parsley, 1 C watercress, shallots, water, and 1 t salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain; reserve liquid, Set aside. 2. Season scallops on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1/2 t oil and 1/2 t butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook half the scallops for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn and cook for 3 more minutes. Keep warm; repeat process. 3. Return broth to a boil. In a blender, combine remaining parsley and watercress with hot broth. Cover blender with a towel to absorb any splashes, hold top firmly in place, and puree. Strain, and adjust seasonings. Pour broth into serving dish; place scallops on top. Martha Stewart Living/Feb. & March/94 Scanned & fixed by Di and Gary Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #036 by John Merkel on Feb 3, 1997.

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