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Pea Puree With Shrimp and Scallops

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“This is from Bon Appetit. I enter it for my sister, Edith, to whom I served what she called "whirled peas" when she was healing from a jaw surgery and could not eat solid food. To this day she cannot abide anything that even looks like that. Maybe this will change her mind.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pea Puree:
  2. Cook peas in large pot of boiling salted water until very tender, about 4 minutes for fresh and 2 minutes for frozen. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Set 2 tablespoons peas aside for garnish. Place remaining peas in processor. Add cheese, mint leaves, butter, and garlic. Puree pea mixture, adding pea cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls if too stiff, to form light and creamy puree. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to microwave-safe bowl. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 hour ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.
  3. Shrimp and Scallops:
  4. Heat olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp and scallops with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook shrimp and scallops until golden brown outside and just opaque in center, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Microwave pea puree in 15-second intervals until warm. Spoon puree into center of plates. Place 2 shrimp and 2 scallops onto each plate, arranging atop puree. Sprinkle with reserved peas from pea puree, lemon peel, mint leaves, sea salt, and pepper. Drizzle each serving with extra- virgin olive oil and serve.

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