2 extra-large hand dived scallops, prepared by your fishmonger
1 clean scallop shell, opened
20g/¾oz unsalted butter
20g/¾oz apple juice
flaked sea salt
For the pickled crown prince
200g/7oz crown prince squash, peeled and deseeded, half julienned, and half cut into star shapes
50ml/2fl oz elderflower vinegar
For the winter broth
15g/½oz roasted and dried yeast
10g/1/3oz smoked scallop roe (plus more for grating)
1 tsp dried kelp
1 tsp dried trompete
½ tsp roasted chicory root
1 tbsp dried tomatoes
½ tsp dried lemon verbena
1 tsp dried chive flowers
2 tsp dried ceps
250ml/9fl oz boiling water
30g/1oz fermented green strawberries
To make the scallops, preheat the oven to 230C/210C Fan/Gas 8.
Place the scallops in the shell placed in a roasting tin and season with salt. Dot over the butter and pour on the apple juice and roast for 5 minutes.
Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat and brown the scallops quickly on one side. Set aside to rest and keep warm.
To make the pickled crown prince squash, place the julienned and star shaped squash in a bowl and pour over the elderflower vinegar. Mix well to combine.
To make the winter broth, place everything apart from the water and strawberries in a heatproof jug. Add the boiling water and muddle together with a spoon. Leave to infuse until ready to serve.
To serve, place the strawberries in the bottom of each bowl, add the julienned squash. Carve each scallop and place on top, then decorate with a squash star, pour over the broth and finely grate over some smoked roe.
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