Salt Traders Coastal Cooking | Austin, TX

Seared Scallops — whipped cauliflower, grilled asparagus, brown butter, preserved lemon.

Seared scallops are a reliable bite of supple, no matter where you go.

So seeing it was on the menu at a seafood restaurant in particular, tickled my fancy a little extra.

Eagerly perched upon a soft silky layer of cauliflower purée, the little mounds of delight glistened in ripe glory.

Decorated with little natural strands of greens, they begged to be tasted.

Just a taste.

Warm, taut, creamy, unraveling of flavors with every chew.

And just like that, it was gone.

And all I was left with, was a lingering memory of satisfaction and a faint yearning for more.