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Dean Sheremet: Enjoy Chocolate As Your Main Dish

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If you're planning on cooking up a special meal for your Valentine, Chef Dean Sheremet is here with a recipe he created just for our viewers...including chocolate for our main dish!!

Cocoa Bay Scallops

Prep Time:5 Min Cook Time:5 Min Total Time:10 Min

Serves 2


  • 1 lb of Nantucket Bay scallops
  • 3 Tablespoons grapeseed or any high heat oil
  • 1 Tsp salt +1 Tsp cocoa powder mixed
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Cacao nibs


  1. Remove the adductor muscle from the scallops and pat dry
  2. Season gently with the cocoa salt
  3. Set a medium saute pan over high heat, add the oil and heat just under smoking
  4. Add the scallops in a single layer, around the edge of the pan and cook for 30 seconds on each side
  5. Reduce heat to low, add the butter to the pan and gently coat the scallops in the butter
  6. add the lemon juice and and swirl the pan to emulsify the sauce
  7. remove from the heat, sprinkle with the parsley and cocoa nibs

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