Recipe #89 - Scallop topped Mushrooms


* 3 tablespoons butter, divided
* 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
* 1 dash garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 2 pounds scallops
* 1 cup Japanese mayonnaise, such as Kewpie brand
* 1/2 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce, or to taste
* 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped


1. Melt 1/4 of the 3 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat, add a mushroom cap, and cook on both sides until completely soft to the center, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining butter and mushrooms, and place the cooked mushrooms upside-down on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet; sprinkle with garlic powder.
2. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source.
3. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops, and cook until just firm, and lightly browned on both sides. Divide scallops among mushroom caps. Stir together mayonnaise and chili sauce in a small bowl, and spoon over the scallops.
4. Broil until the mayonnaise has developed brown patches and is hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions to serve.

These were good, but, I prefer my scallops practically naked - just seared.

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