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  1. 1/2 lb 227g / 8oz Bay scallops

  2. 3 Egg whites

  3. 1/2 cup 118ml Heavy cream - divided

  4. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Salt

  5. 1/4 teaspoon 1 1/3ml Ground white pepper

  6. 1 teaspoon 5ml Lemon zest

  7. 2 tablespoons 30ml Freshly chopped dill

  8. 1 Boston lettuce

  9. 4 Butterflied rainbow or red trout - about 8 ounces all bones removed,

  10. 1 Attached

  11. 1 cup 237ml Dry white wine

  12. 2 tablespoons 30ml Tarragon vinegar

  13. 3 Shallots - finely diced

  14. 6 tablespoons 90ml Very cold unsalted butter - cut into chunks Salt and white pepper to taste

  15. 1/2 cup 31g / 1.1oz Freshly diced ripe tomato Fresh dill weed - for garnish Diced tomato - for garnish Cooked fresh fettucine - tossed with Butter & poppy seeds - for accompaniment

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  1. Recipe Instructions In the bowl of a food processor, combine half of the scallops with the egg whites and pulse to puree until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons heavy cream, the salt and pepper and pulse for 30 seconds. Remove from the processor and place in a bowl. Fold the remaining whole scallops into the puree and refrigerate. Whip the remaining cream (1/2 cup less 2 T.) until soft peaks form, fold this into the scallop mixture, being careful not to deflate the whipped cream. Gently fold in the lemon zest and the chopped dill and refrigerate once again. Bring some water to a boil in a pot into which a bamboo steamer insert will fit. Line the insert with several leaves of clean lettuce and set aside. Clean the trout of any remaining bones, remove the tail and head if desired, and lay the trout, skin side down and opened, on some waxed paper. Fill each trout neatly and equally with trout mousse by laying the mousse on top of one fillet. Fold the other fillet over to enclose the filling but leave an even layer of mousse showing. This can be smoothed over to create an even and attractive layer that runs the length of the fish. When the trout have all been filled, place them on the lettuce lined steamer, put the steamer over the simmering water, lay a few clean lettuce leaves over the fish and steam gently for 12 to 15 minutes. While the fish is cooking, combine the white wine, vinegar and shallots in a saucepan and rapidly reduce over medium heat to 1/4 cup. When the fish are nearly cooked (as indicated by the doneness of the filling), swirl the cold butter into the reduced wine, season with salt and pepper and add the diced tomatoes. Remove from the heat and keep warm. Serve the fish in a pool of tomato butter and garnish with dill and more tomato. Fresh fettuccine pasta, cooked in water and tossed with butter and poppy seeds makes a good accompaniment. Yield: 4 to 6 servings c. Michael Lomonaco 1997 MICHAEL'S PLACE SHOW ML1B14 NOTES : Formatted by Holly Butman Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #808 by Holly Butman on Sep 26, 1997


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