Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tip Toe Through The Tulips ~ Ricardo Style~~

I don't even know if I ever posted this one before..but I just made it's the season..and I must admit it's one of the prettiest~
And very good too..Ricardo's Tulip salad~

I pick fresh tulips and remove the stamens and pistils..We don't use it's safe:)
Then I put the scallop/cucumber and clementine salad in them..
Just so pretty!
Pan sear your scallops with salt and pepper and refrigerate until tempered.. slice and toss with finely diced english cucumber and clementine slices.. add dressing ..see below..and place in Tulips..You can also place your tulips in individual verrines.. and then stuff..I did it Ricardo's way in his magazine from last year~

La Recette~
45 ml (3 c. à soupe) de vinaigre de vin blanc~3tbsps white wine vinegar
30 ml (2 c. à soupe) de jus d'orange~2 tbsps orange juice
30 ml (2 c. à soupe) d'huile d'olive~2 tbsps evoo
5 ml (1 c. à thé) de miel~1 tsp honey
5 ml (1 c. à thé) de moutarde de Dijon~1 tsp Dijon
Sel et poivre~ salt and pepper

6 gros pétoncles, bien épongés (environ 300 g)~6large scallops very well paper towel dried
30 ml (2 c. à soupe) d'huile d'olive~2 tbsps Evoo
1 petit concombre anglais, pelé, épépiné et tranché finement en demi rondelles
Les suprêmes de 2 oranges~2 prepared oranges
1 small english cucumber ,peeled,seeded, and finely sliced in half moons
4 tulipes, avec ou sans la tige et les pistils~4 tulips w/or without pistils and stem
15 ml (1 c. à soupe) de ciboulette fraîche ciselée~1 tbsp Chopped chives..finely chopped..
I used clementines instead of oranges..

Enjoy~ the season is so short~


  1. Monique, I have never ever seen a more beautiful salad in all of my life!!!! This would be so stunning for a dinner party with friends. I still have tulips left in the garden too. I love scallops and seared some the other night and my husband even admitted they were great. Oh, I have to serve a salad in tulips.

    Thank you, you are my blogging friend with the most style. I am always telling people to come and visit you!

    Drop dead gorgeous!

  2. how can you make any more magic, i don't understand... but you do, over and over, and i have been grateful for over a decade :)

  3. Tres tres jolie, les fleurs! Et que j'adore les Noix St Jacques...ensemble, ils font un plat raffine! MErci pour ce rappel.

  4. Now that's a beautiful salad! Almost too pretty to eat, but I think I could manage it - it looks delicious!

  5. This is the most wonderful, colourful salad I have ever seen.

  6. This is really eye catching and romantically lovely . Enjoyed your recipe bilingue. Mon mari adore les pétoncles mais je n'ai pas de tulipes.

  7. Monique it's exquisite....your family are truely lucky to have you.
    And you make me smile :)
    Shel xx

  8. Elegant! Perfect for a special occasion or just because!

  9. Stunning! You inspire me, my friend.

  10. Oh Monique - this would look so delectable at a dinner party -a wonderful idea and so very pretty. I love pretty!!

  11. What an interesting and beautiful idea! I never would have thought of it. Your photos are simply stunning.

  12. WE have Ricardo to thank:)

    Have a great day~

  13. Monique...your gift for transforming ordinary things never ceases to amaze. I have never seen this...and certainly would never have thought of it!
    Thank you so much for sharing your gifts and inspiring us all. :) As always.

  14. so lovely! My tulips are blooming last month .... to taste your beautiful salad I'll have to wait until next year .... but I will!! kisses monique

  15. That is the prettiest salad I have ever seen! You and Ricardo always make a wonderful team. Many of my tulips have already bloomed or are fading. The rest were deer food this year :(

  16. That is simply gorgeous Monique! I am computerless at the moment and on a borrowed one for a few minutes...what a pretty thing to see!

  17. Monique, I think this might be the most gorgeous salad I've ever seen. What a reason to grow your own tulips.

  18. No more beautiful salad than that. Beyond gorgeous!

  19. This is so beautiful. I have never thought to use tulips in this way. And Ricardo is one of my favourite chefs. I love his joie de vivre.

  20. That is just soooo lovely! it tastes like,,,yummy!

  21. I love tulips almost as much as I love lilacs.
    I love lilacs almost as much as I love scallops.

    you have fed me in more ways than one.


  22. What an amazing presentation, Monique! That gorgeous tulip on the lovely plate with salad pouring out of it! Perfection. And it would taste divine too.

  23. C'est assez extraordinaire ! je me demande bien quel goût cela peut avoir !

  24. Ricardo prend une grande place dans ma cuisine, il a tellement de belles recettes.