Cranberry, Bacon, Kelp & Whiskey Vinaigrette Recipe:
½ cup diced smoked bacon
1 shallot, chopped fine
3 tbsp canola oil
5 tbsp dried chopped kelp
5 tbsp Talisker 10 year old single malt scotch whiskey
-in a medium size fry pay, fry the bacon in the canola oil until crispy, add the shallots and the kelp, cook for 2 minutes, remove from heat and add the whiskey
½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup frozen cranberries
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp kosher salt
-In a small pot, simmer everything together for 15 minutes over medium heat until the dried and frozen cranberries are tender and soft and the liquid is reduced by half
Add the bacon mixture to the cranberry mixture in a medium size pot
Simmer for 5 minutes
Pan Seared Scallops
3 scallops per person
-pat dry the scallops on paper towel
-season with Vancouver Island sea salt
-season the scallops with the sea salt
In a stainless-steel frying pan, over medium heat, add 3 tbsp Canadian canola oil,
lay the scallops in the pan and sear for 3-4 minutes until they are golden brown.
Flip the scallops over, add a tbsp of butter and a dash of Talisker 10 year old Single Malt scotch whiskey. Baste the scallops with the butter and whiskey.
Remove the scallops from the pan.
Serve on top of the seared scallops as a hors d’oeuvres with some toasted baguette or a small appetizer.