Scallops with Loaded Potato Puree is the BOMB! I loved this meal but I have to tell you like it is. When I said bomb, I meant delicious but I also meant it in a destructive way. This right here…
…is LOADED with fat! I made this point in my Loaded Baked Potato recipe and here I am…doing it again. Let me explain. In this recipe there is…
- Bacon Fat
- Sour Cream
- Heavy Cream
Yeah, this list is literally breath taking. Consider this your one and only warning! If you love scallops and want a lighter option then I suggest this. If you are ready for the most indulgent scallop dish ever then I introduce you to Scallops with Loaded Potato Puree! Scallops that are seared in bacon fat sit on top a bed of potato puree. Yes! Velvety smooth, creamy, buttery, cheesy and chive infused goodness. Then finished with bacon and sour cream crema because…why not? If you happen to have no regards for your current health then might I suggest…more cheese.
The flavors are those of a loaded baked potato but more uniform. Do you know what I mean? Imagine eating a loaded baked potato, the first few bites are amazing. As you munch on, the toppings disappear and you are left with a few bland scraps of potato. Well, not this. The puree is blended to have every bite taste like a flavor packed cloud. As for the scallops and why they are in this dish. Honestly, I just had some lying around. Anything cooked in bacon fat and drowned with butter will taste good so feel free to use what ever protein you’d like here.
Then there is the chive crema. This is not optional. Every component on this plate is packed with robust flavors. The chive crema lightens the dish up while providing a very welcoming freshness. If the bacon and the puree were having a turf war to own your taste buds, the chive cream would be in the middle saying “let’s just be friends.” This is then followed by the three holding hands frolicking through a field of chive flowers. Does that make sense? If not, then make this and you’ll understand.