Patrick Hoogerhyde was born and raised in King Salmon, Alaska, and received his formal training at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. He started his career at the Marx Bros. Café in Anchorage before moving on to become Chef de Cuisine at the Crow’s Nest. His current projects include Bridge Catering, Bridge Seafood Restaurant, Snow Goose Restaurant, and Sleeping Lady Brewing.
Seared Weathervane Scallops with Pomegranate and Cucumber Salad by Chef Patrick Hoogerhyde
Dill Cucumber Dressing: Whisk together all dressing ingredients until blended. Cover and refrigerate, if needed, until serving.
Pomegrante and Cucumber Salad: Mix together salad greens and mint. Divide and portion salad mix among 4 dinner plates, then drizzle on dressing. Garnish each salad with one-fourth of the cucumbers, onions and pomegranate seeds.
Scallops: Heat olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Pat scallops dry with paper towels; discard towels. Season scallops with salt. Sear scallops, about 2 minutes per side, just until opaque throughout. Place 3 to 4 scallops around each salad.