The Chew: Presidential Seared Scallops Recipe & Obama’s Favorite Foods

The Chew: Michael Symon 5 in Five

5 in Five is the segment where Michael Symon makes a favorite dish using five ingredients in five minutes for about $5. For this Presidential Plates episode, the Presidential Seared Scallops recipe was inspired by some of President Obama’s favorite ingredients.

The Chew: Michael Symon Seared Scallops Recipe

Michael recommended dry packed scallops. If you can’t find them packaged that way, let them dry on paper towels before searing.

The Chew: Presidential Seared Scallops Recipe & Obama's Favorite Foods

For The Chew’s Five in Five, Michael Symon made a presidential seared scallops recipe and listed some of President Obama’s favorite foods on The Chew.

The Chew: Presidential Scallops Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 10 Scallops, large
  • 10 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 cup Pistachios
  • Zest & Juice of one Orange
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Michael Symon: Presidential Scallops Directions

  1. Heat two large pans on medium high.
  2. In a third small pan, saute wine with raisins and simmer about three minutes.
  3. Season scallops with salt and pepper on both sides. Sear scallops in a hot pan, about one to two minutes per side. Don’t move them around too much.
  4. In the second pan, saute spinach with salt and pepper, tossing until coated. Remove once spinach begins to wilt, which should take less than a minute.
  5. Flip scallops and add half the portion of butter. As butter browns, mix in wine/raisin sauce.
  6. Finish with pistachios, orange juice, and orange zest, as well as remaining butter, until emulsified.
  7. Add parsley, toss until everything is combined, and plate scallops on a bed of spinach.

This all adds up to about $4.98 per serving, and the recipe makes five servings.

The Chew: President Obama’s Favorite Foods

According to the Internet, here is a list of some of President Obama’s favorite foods. Isn’t this a list of most people’s favorite foods? There is something for everyone, at the very least.

  • Scallops
  • Tilapia
  • Cheeseburgers with Dijon Mustard
  • Hawaiian style pizza
  • Trail mix
  • Granola bars
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Chili
  • Raisins
  • Pistachios
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Italian food
  • Mexican food
  • Sweet Potato Pie
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