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Scallops & Spinach Espuma

Recipes and food production Grégory Czarnecki; Photographs Sean Calitz


  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 500g spinach, blanched
  • 300ml cream
  • salt and white pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 6g mild curry powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1T Dijon mustard
  • 2T olive oil
  • 2T unsalted butter
  • 4 scallops, cleaned


Heat the vegetable stock in a large saucepan. Add the spinach and cream and blend using a stick blender. Season to taste. Pour the mixture into a gas dispenser, close it tightly and shake well. Add two COÇ cartridges and shake well, then place the dispenser in a bain-marie, between 50ºC and 60ºC. Place the vegetable oil in a small saucepan and add the curry powder. Heat the oil to 60ºC and let it infuse for one hour at that temperature. Strain it through a fine sieve and leave it to cool completely. Place the egg yolk in a food processor with the Dijon mustard and gradually add the infused oil, pouring it in, in a steady stream, until the mayonnaise has thickened.

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan and sear the scallops until golden brown on both sides.

Spread a little of the curried mayonnaise on four plates. Place a scallop on top and, using the atomiser, squeeze the spinach espuma around each one. Decorate with dots of the curried mayonnaise.

Serves 4

This recipe originally featured in the July 2013 issue of House and Leisure.