A Raspberry Scallop!

by zesty on October 5, 2011 · 3 comments

Ummm is this thing on?   Oh there we go… much better.  Happy Wednesday to you!  A couple of weeks ago I had a huge craving for scallops on the way home from work.  So of course, I pulled in and picked up a few handfuls of fresh scallops as a snack before dinner.  I know, I know… crazy but true.  As I was walking around the store, thoughts were running through my head as to how I wanted to prepare the scallops.  For me, simple is best when it comes to a plump juicy scallop.  Today, i switched things up a little and added a bit of sweet with a bit of sour in the form of raspberries and lemon juice.

The combination was excellent.  The only problem I had with this is that I didn’t buy enough scallops as I was wanting more when the plate was empty.  If you have 6 minutes – make these and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Ingredients

  • Fresh scallops
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Raspberries
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • Zest of a lemon
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt and Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Pat dry the scallops and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the butter and oil together in the pan and then start to sear the scallops.
  4. Sear on each side until golden brown about 1-1 1/2 minutes and then remove from the pan.
  5. Leaving the butter and oil in the sauce and add the raspberries, lemon zest and juice.
  6. Cook down for 2-3 minutes and add the scallops back in the pan.
  7. Spoon the sauce over the scallops and serve
  8. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Make sure the scallops are patted dry with a paper towel and the pan is really hot when you start the searing process.

Alright, I am going to head to work, dodging rain drops as it is pouring from the skies.  I hope you have a great Wednesday and I will touch base with you on Friday.

Take care

zesty

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