Scalloping Away / by Christopher Karamihos

Our April Kitschen Ckaos recipe is Scallops with Spiced Carrot Puree and Bacon Chips. Our 2016 calendar combines our love of food, photography and design. This year our mouthwatering recipes focus on the delicious world of Hors d’Oeuvre, so join us on our gastronomic journey of discovery!

Scallops with Spiced Carrot Puree and Bacon Chips

Makes 12

2 carrots, peeled, cut into 1 cm slices
¼ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon paprika
12 scallops in shells
2 slices good-quality bacon, cooked until very crisp, finely chopped
micro chervil, to serve 

Place carrots on a tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with spices and toss to evenly coat. Roast at 200°C for 15 minutes until golden brown, stirring once during cooking. Process with a stab blender or in a food processor until smooth, adding extra olive oil or water if required. Season to taste.  

To serve: Spoon carrot puree into cleaned scallop shells. Pan-fry scallops over a high heat for 30 seconds each side or until just tender. Place on top of carrot puree and sprinkle with bacon and chervil.



Lilly and Laura recently visited the Les Mason: Solo exhibition which marked the opening of the new NGV Design Studio at NGV Australia. 

Graphic designer and art director Les Mason was as much a successful designer in his own right as he was a provocateur, catalyst and protagonist in Melbourne's burgeoning design scene. For more than thirty years, Mason demanded that the graphic design community and the broader industry acknowledge the discipline as a fully formed profession and that practitioners should strive to offer rigorous conceptual and formal processes on par with other disciplines. Read More...



Emma was busy last month with her side project Everyday People! Holding their Birds in Paradise warehouse party — not just a party — but a whole, immersive environment. Emma and the team built a tropical paradise for feathered guests to play in complete with a "Birdgin" airlines flying experience. More info here!

Photo credit: Kate Longley