Scallops have a delicious and lightly sweet and slightly buttery delicate flavour.
Their unique mild taste easily absorbs flavour, so when cooking use flavours that are not overpowering so you do not loose the taste of the scallop itself.
They are similar to crab or lobster taste wise, but they have a firmer texture and overcooking can make them rubbery and lose some of their flavour.
White Wine and Garlic Seared Scallops Recipe Ingredients
- Handful of our defrosted roe-off Scallops
- Unsalted butter cut into small cubes
- Sea salt
- Cracked black pepper
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Finely chopped garlic clove
- White wine, ideally use Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay where possible
- Olive oil
- Fresh chopped parsley
White Wine and Garlic Seared Scallops Recipe Method
Defrost the scallops for 24 hours in the refrigerator, remove and pat dry on both sides with kitchen towel.
Lightly brush the scallops on both sides with olive oil and season with the sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Turn the heat on your hob to a medium to high heat and place your frying pan or skillet on the hob.
Add the scallops and sear on one side for 2 to 3 minutes until they start to turn a slightly golden brown colour.
Turn the scallops over and add some unsalted butter and the finely chopped garlic, spooning this over the scallops frequently whilst cooking for a further 2 to 3 minutes.
Add a small glug of white wine and the lemon zest and cook for a further 20 seconds, remove from the heat and sprinkle over the chopped parsley.
White Wine and Garlic Seared Scallops Recipe Serving Suggestion
Serve with some buttery new potatoes and seasonal vegetables or on top of some fried noodles and bean sprouts.
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