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Scallop & Tequila! Oh Yeah …

Seared Scallops, Grilled Watermelon, Grapefruit & Aperol. I recently had a chance to work with Chef Adam Kenworthy in SOHO.  We had a great time working together in the kitchen.  After work, Adam decided to make a couple of margaritas and they were incredible.  Since I don’t regularly consume alcohol but really enjoyed these flavors, I decided to create a dish around this delicious combination.  I learn something new about my profession every day! So here it goes!  Don’t eat and drive & please, always eat responsibly! For my initial inspiration I used Adam’s fantastic margarita.  Adam mixed together fresh grapefruit juice, aperol, fresh watermelon juice, fresh lime and organic tequila (Del Maguey VIDA Mezcal) , finishing everything off with some fresh basil. I absolutely love fresh, jumbo scallops – especially seared hard with lots of salt – and they only seemed a logical choice to highlight these incredible flavors.  I really don’t like to admit, but I actually like the super caramelized crust the best 😳.  If you are able to sear a scallop hard …