June 21, 2018
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Winterport woman named BDN Maine Food Recipe Contest winner for August

Congratulations to Eleanor Groden of Winterport, winner of the August BDN Maine Food Recipe Contest. We were looking for your blueberry recipes and selected Groden’s entry for Pan-seared Scallops with Blueberry-Melon Salsa. See her recipe below, and be sure to check out September’s contest where we’re asking for your apple recipes. Enter at bangordailynews.com/recipecontest.

Pan-seared Scallops with Blueberry-Melon Salsa

Serves 2

½-¾ jalapeno pepper, diced small

2-4 tablespoons onion, diced (green onions preferred)

¾ cup cantaloupe melon, diced

juice of ½ lime

fresh ground pepper

dash of salt

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

⅓–½ cup Maine wild


2 tablespoons flour

¼ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter

1 olive oil

⅔ pound sea scallops (6-8 large scallops)

3-4 cups Six River Farm Fresh Spicy Greens

Dice jalapeno, onion and melon very small and mix with juice of 1/2 lime, sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and a dash of salt. Add ¼ cup chopped cilantro. Fold in ⅓- ½ cup Maine wild blueberries. Set aside.

Lightly coat ⅔ pound sea scallops with seasoned flour. Melt 1 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in frying pan. Sear scallops over medium heat approx. 5 minutes per side. Turn only once.

Place about 1½-2 cups fresh greens (prefer Six River Farms Spicy Greens) in each of two bowls. Add ½ of the scallops per bowl, and top each with about ¾ cup of melon-blueberry salsa.


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