Photo: France Ruffenach
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Makes 8 servings

Plate grilled jumbo scallops on a bed of celery root rémoulade, a cool and creamy French sauce spiked with mustard. For a truly over-the-top experience, garnish each scallop with a spoonful of caviar and pair with Sauvignon Blanc.

 

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine mayonnaise and next 7 ingredients until well-blended. Stir in celery root. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Step 2

Combine olive oil and paprika; brush on scallops. Broil, sear, or grill scallops about 1 to 2 minutes per side or until heated through.

Step 3

With a slotted spoon, divide celery root evenly among 8 plates, and top each with a scallop. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Step 4

Chef John Recommends: A smooth, barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc to complement the sweet scallops and creamy celery root salad. Alternative Pours: A Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc that has seen some wood. Or one of the "meritage" whites--handcrafted wines from Bordeaux grapes--being made in California, such as Caymus Conundrum.

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