Food For Thought – Ricardo

Ricardo_1 This week on Food For Thought, meet Ricardo Larrivee, the man behind Canada’s first truly national magazine devoted to food.  To listen to an MP3 of my documentary about him, click here .

Ricardo is a busy guy.  He has a French-language cooking show, a French-language food magazine, a new English language cooking show on the Food Network called Ricardo and Friends, and now he has launched a new national food magazine, Ricardo. Ricardo_mag I hope you will all try out a copy and help him realize the dream of a top class food magazine that covers the Canadian food scene, coast to coast.

While he was visiting, together we cooked an excellent scallop dish from the magazine.  I used not only scallops, but some halibut cheeks as well, which are increasingly available on the West Coast.

Scallops with Orange Butter  by Ricardo

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

250 ml (1 cup) orange juice
10 ml (2 teaspoons) whole-grain mustard
30 ml (2 tablespoons) balsamic vinegar
16 large scallops, patted dry
45 ml (3 tablespoons) butter
500 ml (2 cups) pea sprouts
2 navel oranges, peeled and cut into supremes (segments without membranes)
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 100°C (200°F).

In a saucepan, bring the orange juice to a boil. Reduce until 125 ml (1/2 cup) of liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Add the mustard and vinegar. Set aside.

In a large non-stick pan, brown the scallops in the butter over high heat, about 2 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the scallops to a plate and keep warm in the oven.

Over low heat, deglaze the hot pan with the reserved juice mixture.

Arrange the scallops, sprouts and orange segments on 4 plates. Drizzle with the sauce.

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5 Responses to Food For Thought – Ricardo

  1. suzy pingree says:

    Can you provide a link to the magazine? I couldn’t turn it up with Google.

  2. Don says:

    Hi Suzy…unfortunately Ricardo does not yet have a website up and running for the magazine…but it will come in time.

  3. kathy simpson says:

    Do you know where we are able to get the magazine or where to order it from?

  4. Don says:

    The magazine should be available at most major grocery stores and magazine shops!

  5. Bill Lee says:

    Linkname: Chroniques | Ricardo | zone Télé|

    In general

    New book
    Ma cuisine week end, Ricardo Larrivée, Éditions La Presse

    On Christmas Eve, Mme Bertrand queries Ricardo.

    “Le 24 décembre, Janette Bertrand rend visite à Ricardo Larrivée qui a franchi
    cette année une étape importante en animant sa propre émission en anglais et en enregistrant désormais chez lui sa quotidienne à la Télévision de Radio-Canada. Comment a-t-il développé sa passion et son talent pour la cuisine? Comment entrevoit-il les prochaines étapes de sa carrière? Comment marie-t-il vie familiale et professionnelle? Ce sont des questions auxquelles il répondra en compagnie de son épouse, Brigitte Coutu, et de leurs trois filles.
    Janette, les dimanches 17, 24 et 31 décembre à 17 h à la Télévision de

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