Come into Sean & Angie's Kitchen and learn the way to bake this tasty Galician Seafood dish! We will talk about the local food culture, Camino de Santiago, and of course the Galician wine that we will pair with our dish! This generally served in Galicia as a starter dish so it could serve 4 people if one scallop each, or 2 people if you want 2 each. Ingredients - Shopping list if you want to cook along with us: - 4 scallops (King Scallops, best from Galicia or the Atlantic Ocean but others as well are good too! Either fresh or frozen could work too thawed out.) - 2 onions (mid-size onions) - 1 Green pepper - 1 Clove of garlic - 4 Slices of chopped cured ham (Either Spanish Serrano or even the Porco Celta, Celtic Pig of Galicia which we will use) - 1 Saffron powder packet (You can get Spanish Saffron powder in individual packets in a small box, Pote is a good brand) - 125 cl of Extra Virgen Olive oil (Spanish or even Galician, we are using Acietes Abril) - 1/2 a glass of white wine (Galician white wine like Albariño or Condado of the Rias Baixas, are the best option, but other white wines will work as well!) - Fine bread crumbs PRE-PREPARATION AND DESCRIPTION OF ELABORATION: If you buy fresh scallops in their shell previously clean the scallops just leaving with the scallop and the roe (OK as well if you don’t want the roe) and place them back in the shell. If frozen and already cleaned let thaw out before. If you can not get scallops in a shell, then you can use a tiny clay casserole if you can find one! During the demo we will start by chopping the onion, garlic, and pepper. Sauté over moderate heat in olive oil. Once poached the ingredients we add the wine and saffron, cook for a few of minutes more. Then add the bits of the cured Spanish ham. Just needs a bit more in the pan since it will go in the oven. Cover the scallops with the poached vegetables/ham and sprinkle on the bread crumbs. Pre-heat the Oven at 200º with heat below and above. Put the scallops on an oven tray and bake at 180ºc for approximately 10 min. approx. depending on the size of the scallops, keep an eye on the browning. KITCHEN UTENSILS AND EQUIPMENT: Chopping board / Knife / Small Bowls (if you want to separate the ingredients) / Oven / Table spoon / wooden spoon Note: If you do not eat meat then you can make the dish without the cured ham.
Far from just reading out of tour guide books, Sean O’Rourke has immersed himself in his adopted country (Galicia, Spain) and truly wants you to understand and enjoy its culture. He personally guides their specialized small group historic, gourmet food & wine tours in Galicia. Sean is well versed in the various topics covered on the tour such as Celtic Hill-forts and music, the religious pilgrimage to Santiago, Galician-Roman-Celtic history, wine making, wine tasting, Galician modern & traditional cuisine, etc. Sean’s travels have taken him throughout Europe and Britain extensively. His interest into the Spanish culture has given him the ability to speak fluently in Spanish. Sean would be glad to translate and help with some basic vocabulary while on your vacation in Galicia, Spain. One of Sean’s many pastimes is the study of Ancient Celtic history, Galicia and it’s connection to the other Celtic nations (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and Isle of Man) has been his latest project and would love to share with you all the legends and stories of Galicia. Sean is Canadian, but of Scottish & Irish roots and his wife Angie is Galician, their goal is to show visitors an insider’s point of view of “GALICIA, SPAIN’S HIDDEN CELTIC PARADISE” "
Sean has been guiding since Sep 1999
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Galicia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.
The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Galicia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
25 February 2021
22 February 2021
Most interesting insight into Galician food and wine. Thank you.
22 February 2021
It was an enjoyable tour with Sean and his wife. I wanted a taste of the delious food so badly. I will have to make it soon!
21 February 2021
I love cooking lessons in the guide's home. It gives an insight into the local culture: past and present. And because of the short time frame, something quick to cook. And the final result looked delicious.
21 February 2021
Thank you, I will try the Scallop recipe. We have lots of Scallop here in Digby, NS.
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