These Vermouth Seared Scallops on Fennel make an amazing, elegant starter course. This is perfect for winter entertaining when fennel is readily available and you are looking for something different.
Vermouth is actually an ancient drink using wine as a base and a variety of roots, herbs and spices, wormwood in particular. Wormwood was believed to treat stomach issues and intestinal parasites. The name Vermouth derives from the German Wermut (wormwood). Modern Vermouth, a fortified wine, is traditionally from the Turin area of Italy (think Cinzano), but France(Noilly Pratt) and other countries also have their own versions. Wormwood has been banned as a drink ingredient in many countries. In general Italian vermouth tends to be the sweeter red version and French vermouth the drier white version.
Veal Shells with Marsala and Vermouth
These Veal Shells with Marsala and Vermouth were inspired by a delicious lunch my brother served one New Year’s day many years ago. Continue reading “Veal Shells with Marsala and Vermouth”