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Grilled Scallops with Fresh Corn and Tomato Relish

(recipe, Marissa Lippert)

Ingredients

  1. 1 ear fresh corn, shucked
  2. 2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  3. 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  4. Juice of 1 lemon
  5. 1 garlic clove, minced
  6. ½ cup fresh basil leaves, plus extra leaves for garnish
  7. Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  8. 8 oz. wild or local scallops

Steps

  1. Prepare the grill.
  2. Cook the ear of corn in boiling water, about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow the corn to cool and cut the kernels off the cob. Place in a bowl with the diced tomatoes.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and basil, and blend until smooth. Pour ¾ of the mixture into the corn-and-tomato mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Grill the scallops 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  5. Divide the corn-tomato mixture between 2 plates and place the scallops on top. Drizzle the plates with remaining basil oil and sprinkle extra basil pieces (torn into small pieces or cut into a chiffonade) on top.
  6. Serve with grilled zucchini, asparagus, potatoes, or other summertime vegetables.