Healthy Ways to Cook with Scallops
A screaming-hot skillet and baking sheet yield fantastic seared scallops and quick-roasted tomatoes and veggies. The luxurious sauce is little more than butter emulsified into reduced white wine—keep the butter cold and whisk it in gradually for the creamiest sauce.
Seared Scallps with Bacon and Oranges
Serve this company-worthy platter with a green salad, and you're set for an elegant, fuss-free meal that's ready in less than half an hour. Cooking the scallops in bacon fat imparts a salty sweetness and helps them crisp on the outside while cooking slowly on the inside. A dressing of orange juice, vinegar, and salt drizzled over the simply seasoned scallops imparts even more sweet flavor. Top this 5-ingredient dish evenly with bacon, orange sections, and thyme. For a more affordable (but equally tasty) option, try using shrimp in place of the scallops.
Seared Scallops and Herb Butter Sauce
Seared Scallops with Haricots Verts
Lemony haricots verts provide a crunchy counterpoint to the seared scallops.
Seared Scallops with Wilted Watercress and Bacon
Scallops and bacon create a classic flavor combintation. Watercress offers a refreshing change from spinach and other greens.
Soy-Citrus Scallops with Soba Noodles
Robust Japanese buckwheat noodles and seared scallops get coated with a marinade that has been reduced to a glaze. Serve with still-crunchy snow peas or sugar snap peas. You can toss them right in with the noodles.
Grilled Scallop Salad
Seared Scallops with Lemony Sweet Pea Relish
Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree
Seared Scallops with Fennel and Grapefruit Salad
Seared Scallops with Farmers’ Market Salad
Cioppino-Style Seafood Stew
Thai Seafood Salad
Fresh scallops taste great with citrusy herbs, like the lemongrass, in this recipe. Try serving this as an appetizer to an Asian entrée.