Seared Scallops @ Mr. B’s Bistro
Diver scallops brought in from the Northeast star in one of the few dishes at Mr. B’s that relies entirely on an exotic ingredient. In fact, it has hardly any New Orleans accent at all. This does not make me hesitate to order them. Consistently, the scallops are very large (scallops are among the few seafoods that get tastier as they get bigger), and seared over a very hot pan until crusty brown on top and bottom, but still bulging with juices. They usually send them out touched with white truffle oil and surrounded by arugula leaves.
Mr. B’s Bistro. French Quarter: 201 Royal. 504-523-2078.
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