Zucchini and Saffron Vichyssoise with Scallops
Zucchini and Saffron Vichyssoise with Scallops is a gluten free and vegetarian side dish. This recipe makes 8 servings with 170 calories, 4g of protein, and 12g of fat each. This recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up turkish or, lemon juice, potatoes, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 5 hours.
Thinly julienne zucchini lengthwise with slicer, working around core, into 1/4-inch-thick ribbons.
Cut zucchini cores into 1/2-inch pieces.
Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Cook onion in butter in a 5-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes.
Add potatoes, garlic, and saffron and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
Add broth, bay leaf, and thyme and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
Add chopped zucchini cores and simmer, uncovered, until zucchini is very tender, about 8 minutes.
Purée soup in batches in a blender until very smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids) and pour through a fine sieve into a bowl. Stir in cream, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, then cool to room temperature, uncovered. Chill soup, covered, until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.
While soup is chilling, cook julienned zucchini in boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 30 seconds, then drain and transfer to a bowl of ice and cold water.
Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and chill, covered.
Before serving soup, cut each scallop horizontally into 3 rounds and pat dry.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking, then sear scallops until golden brown, 20 to 30 seconds on each side, and season with salt.
Serve soup with zucchini mounded in center, topped with scallop rounds.
·Julienned zucchini can be cooked 2 days ahead and chilled, covered.