Sauteed Scallops with Parsley and Garlic July 30, 2018

To kick off the start of scallop season this year we have a delicious quick and easy recipe by Jim Peterson. It is a simple butter sauce seasoned with salt, pepper, parsley, and garlic that lets the delicate flavour of these sauteed scallops truly shine. Check out the original here. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 dozen scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Method:

Step 1: Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 8 scallops; sauté 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until browned. Set aside and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 8 scallops. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

Step 2: Add butter to pan; reduce heat and cook until butter melts. Stir in parsley and garlic and cook 15 seconds. Return scallops to pan; toss to coat.

Chef’s Notes:

The secret to perfectly browned scallops is patience. Peterson recommends cooking in two batches. Heat the oil until it ripples in the pan. Add scallops, a few at a time, and wait for them to sizzle before adding more. If you add too many at once, the pan will lose heat and its ability to brown them all.

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