2 years ago

Make it Tonight SEARED SCALLOPS WITH LEMONY SALSA VERDE

Seared Scallops with Lemony Salsa
Verde

Perfectly
seared scallops topped with a bright, flavorful herb sauce.

2-4 servings, makes about 1 cup of
salsa
Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the scallops:

  • 1
    tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 ounces
    dry large sea scallops
  • Salt &
    pepper to taste

For the salsa verde:

  • ½ lemon
    (with peel), seeded, chopped
  • 1 small
    shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic
    clove, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
    and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup olive
    oil
  • ¾ cup
    finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup
    finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ chopped
    fresh chives
  • Fresh lemon
    juice (optional)

Directions

1.       Heat a medium nonstick skillet over
medium-high heat. Add butter and olive oil. Once hot, add the scallops in a
single layer. Season them with salt and pepper and let them sear until brown
and crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Turn the scallops and sear the second side until
brown and crisp, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and place
scallops on a warmed plate.

2.       Combine lemon, shallot and garlic in
a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir in oil,
parsley, cilantro and chives. Season with additional salt, pepper and lemon
juice, if desired.

3.       Spoon salsa over scallops and serve.

Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit