Wild sea scallops over couscous with citrus beurre blanc and endive salad

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Wild sea scallops over couscous with citrus beurre blanc and endive salad

Soy-Free, Pescatarian, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 680 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

Make no mistake. Beurre blanc is one of those classic French sauces that’s guaranteed to make your mouth water. Made with butter, citrus, and champagne vinegar, this rich and creamy blend pairs wonderfully with seafood. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons currants
  • Sunbasket honey-lime vinaigrette (lime juice - onion - honey - Aleppo chile flakes)
  • 1 head organic Belgian endive
  • 1 bunch organic watercress
  • 3 tablespoons Marcona almonds
  • Seafood options:
  • 10 ounces wild sea scallops
  • 10 ounces wild tail-on jumbo shrimp
  • 2 wild Alaskan halibut fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket citrus blend (orange juice - lemon juice - champagne vinegar)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 680, Total Fat 33g (42% DV), Sat. Fat 9g (45% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 60mg (20% DV), Sodium 550mg (24% DV), Total Carb. 70g (25% DV), Fiber 7g (25% DV), Total Sugars 13g (Incl. 4g Added Sugars, 8% DV), Protein 27g
Contains: Milk, Tree Nuts (almond), Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Cook the couscous

Bring a medium sauce pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the couscous and cook until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain the couscous, then return to the pot and toss with 2 to 3 teaspoons oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm. While the water is heating and the couscous is cooking, start preparing the rest of the meal.

2

Prep the ingredients

  • Cut the butter into ½-inch pieces; refrigerate until ready to make the beurre blanc.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the currants and honey-lime vinaigrette.
  • Trim the root end from the endive; separate the leaves and cut any large leaves in half lengthwise.
  • Trim the root ends and any coarse stems from the watercress. 
  • Coarsely chop the almonds.

3

Cook the seafood

For scallops:

  • Rinse and drain the scallops. Pat dry on a paper-towel-lined plate. Season lightly with salt.

In a large frying pan over high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the scallops and cook without turning until golden brown on one side and starting to turn opaque, 2 to 4 minutes. Turn and continue cooking for about 30 seconds for translucent or 1 to 2 minutes for opaque. 

 

For jumbo shrimp:

  • Rinse and drain the shrimp. Pat dry on a paper-towel-lined plate. Season lightly with salt.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the shrimp and cook, turning once, until firm and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. 

 

For halibut: 

  • Pat the fish dry with a paper towel; season lightly with salt and pepper.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the fish and cook until lightly browned on the bottom side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 4 minutes. 

 

Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Do not clean the pan.

4

Make the beurre blanc

In the same pan used for the seafood, stir in the citrus blend and cook over medium heat until thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat, add the butter a few pieces at a time, and swirl until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

5

Make the endive salad

To the bowl with the currants and vinaigrette, add the endive, watercress, almonds, and 2 to 3 teaspoons oil and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Serve

Transfer the couscous and endive salad to individual plates. Top the couscous with the seafood, spoon over the citrus beurre blanc, and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Stir the currants and vinaigrette.
  • Separate the endive leaves.
  • Time the cooking.
  • Assemble the salad. 
  • Transfer the salad to plates.