There's a fantastic restaurant called L'Artusi in NY that makes unbelievable crudo. Whenever we go, I want them all. So when I saw these fresh scallops at the store, I decided to try to create one. What came of it was a really elegant, delicious starter that I will definitely be making again. As with all raw seafood, the dish is only as good as the quality of your shellfish, and you really do taste the essence of the sweet scallops. I had some old scallop shells that I had saved, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to use them. —Meatballs&Milkshakes
lime, juiced and strained
flaked sea salt such as Maldon or Trapani
I'm an ex-finance, nonprofit fundraiser by day and a (mostly) Italian cook and blogger by night. I love having friends over for dinner and my favorite evenings are when we spend them at home together cooking dinner and chatting. I'm an avid cooking show fan, and my favorite eating cities are New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Rome.