|Poached Scallops In
4 ounces small green beans
1. Cut beans in half lengthwise. Peel carrots, then slice carrots and zucchini into ribbons, using a mandolin or vegetable peeler; set aside. Rinse scallops and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Put lemon juice, wine and pepper-corns into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes, then add scallops, cover and cook gently 3 to 5 minutes until firm and opaque. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
3. Reduce pan juices to 1 tablespoon. Over a very low heat, beat in butter a small piece at a time, to form a smooth shiny sauce. Stir in mint and salt and keep warm.
Blanch vegetables in boiling water 1 minute; drain and arrange in a "nest" shape on 4 warmed plates. Pile scallops in the center and pour sauce over the top. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
(Modified from A Gourmetís Guide To Shellfish by Mary Cadogan, 1990, H P Books, Los Angeles, CA)