One-Pot Wonders

Kale, Andouille, Scallop, White Bean, and Piment d'Esplette - in Parchment

December 30, 2009
Author Notes

"Be neat about it!" someone whispers in my ear, each year, about this same time (usually followed by "everything has its place," and some other terrific suggestions). I try - really - and to my credit, everything is always sparkling clean underneath its bedlam surface. Creating, and cooking, an entire meal neatly tucked in parchment, seemed like a good start to meeting this suggested resolution. Caldo verde has been on my mind, and I love the fruity/spicy flavor of the Piment d'Esplette that my Basque-traveling friend recently gave to me; and seafood always seems to me to inspire a hope for prosperity in life - with friends, family, and happiness - and so, the scallops. —Jennifer Ann

  • Serves 2
  • 2 sheet 15" squared parchment paper
  • 3 tablespoons good quality olive oil, divded
  • 6 ounces andouille sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium bunch of Lacinato kale
  • 1 dash dry sherry
  • 1 cup Great White Northern Beans, cooked (Westbrea is a good, quick, canned option)
  • 6 jumbo sea scallops
  • 2 pinches Piment d'Esplette
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 blood orange, peeled, and sectioned from membrane
In This Recipe
  1. heat 1 tablespoon olive olive oil in a nonstick skillet; add sausage and cook over medium high heat, until sausages is lightly browned; remove from heat and transfer sausage to a medium sized bowl to cool
  2. add 1.5 tablespoon of oil to the same nonstick skillet, over medium high heat; add shallots and stir until lightly browned and soft; add garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant
  3. add kale, and toss over heat until beginning to soften, add big dash of dry sherry, and cook until kale reduces by only just 1/3 - 1/2 original size (4-minutes); quickly remove from heat and add to the bowl with andouille sausage; stir to combine
  4. on 15" parchment square, add half of kale mixture to center; scoop 1/2 white beans on top, add three scallops; drizzle with a good dose of olive oil, then sprinkle with piment d'Esplette, salt and pepper; gather edges up and tie in a bundle with cooking twine
  5. bake at 400 for 12 minutes; let sit for 5 minutes; place bundle on plates, untie, and open; serve with a side of blood orange sections.

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