Taste Bud Weekly

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EVOO Marketplace

At Aspen Emporium and Flying Circus

Roasted Walnut and Arugula Pesto with Lemon Seared Scallops



  • 5oz Arugula (washed and spun dry)
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Regianno (freshly ground)
  • 3/4 cups walnuts (finely chopped-toasted in saute pan until dark and fragrant)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and smashed)
  • C'est tout B0n (Roaring Fork Spice Co.) sold separately at the Emporium and Flying Circus)
  • dash of sea salt and cracked pepper
  • 1/2 cup Ultra-premium EVOO (Medium to Robust Intensity) (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Walnut Oil (EVOO Marketplace)


  • 1lb Scallops
  • 4 tablespoons Ultra-Premium EVOO (Medium Intensity) (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 4 tablespoons Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic (EVOO Marketplace)



Step 1

In a food processor, combine together arugula, Parmesan, toasted walnuts, and lemon juice. Pulse until mixed together

Step 2

Through the mouth of the processor, feed in the oils whisked together in a small stream (thinner than a pencil).

Step 3

Season (salt and pepper) to taste.


Step 4

Whisk together salt, EVOO and balsamic to form a temporary emulsion

Step 5

Place scallops in freezer bag with marinade/emulsion and seal; be careful to expel all air from the bag. Leave 30 minutes

Step 6

Sear scallops in hot sauté pan until lightly firm on both sides, flipping only once. Total cook time 3-5 minutes or until done.

Enjoy this and many more delicious recipes using EVOO Marketplace Fine Olive Oils and Balsamic and the valleys favorite local spices from Roaring Fork Spice Co.