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What wine with pan-fried scallops?

Sautéed scallops, forgotten vegetables and citrus fruits

Team Aubert & Mathieu offers you a bold food and wine pairing, rich in colors and flavors. Today, chef Pierre Taparel shows you how to pair scallops with heirloom vegetables and citrus fruits! A little bucolic touch, he also adds edible flowers to bring out the colors of this dish. He serves us an original and fresh dish, worthy of the greatest establishments!

Ingredients for our pan-fried scallops:

To make this beautiful and colorful plate, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Fresh scallops
  • 2 Turnips
  • 1 large Sweet Potato
  • 1 beautiful parsnip
  • Milk, butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, pepper
  • Edible flowers (optional but so aesthetic)

    Tips for preparing our pan-fried scallops:

    Here are the steps needed to make this dish a success, which you can serve as a main course or as an appetizer depending on the quantities you choose:

    • Peel then wash the vegetables, cut the sweet potato and the turnips into cubes to obtain fine, regular pieces, make slices with your parsnips.

    • Cook your parsnip slices and sweet potato squares separately in highly salted water.

    • Glaze the turnips in a saucepan with butter, sugar and vegetable broth.

    • Peel the orange raw and extract the quarters, set aside in the fridge to wait for presentation.

    • Drain then finely mix the sweet potato with the butter, set aside to then serve on your plate. Do the same with the parsnip, mix it with milk, and set aside.

    • Season then snack the scallops, cold start with olive oil and butter

    Your preparations are ready, you can arrange the different elements as you see fit!

    What wine to drink with pan-fried scallops?

    For scallops, the Aubert & Mathieu team has an ideal Chardonnay for you to accompany this dish. Why ? Because our Chardonnay has a lot of smoothness and offers a slightly buttery mouth but it also remains a dry wine with a nice unwinding acidity. In terms of the aromas of the dish, this wine goes perfectly with the sweet side of old vegetables and the acidity of orange. In terms of the flavors intrinsic to the wine, we find the smoothness of the apricot and the delicacy of the citrus fruits with a slightly toasted finish like almonds.

    Good tasting!

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