Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What's for Dinner Wednesday?

Scallops with Hazelnut Browned Butter

We prepared this dish last week and it was delicious.  The hazelnut browned butter is the perfect compliment to the scallops and the arugula salad.  The recipe is from Everyday Food Light.


6 Tbs unsalted butter
1/4 C hazelnuts, toasted to remove skins (see below), coarsely chopped
2 tsp white-wine vinegar
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 lb large sea scallops (about 12), tough muscles removed, halved horizontally
1 to 2 bunches arugula, preferably baby (about 1/2 lb total), washed well and dried


1. In a large skillet, cook butter over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown and most of the foam has subsided, about 4 minutes.  Immediately transfer to a small bowl  Stir in hazelnuts and vinegar; season with salt and pepper.  Cover hazelnut butter to keep warm.

2. Wipe skillet with a paper towel.  Pat dry scallops and season generously with salt and pepper.  Heat skillet over medium-high. In two batches, cook scallops until browned and opaque in center, turning once with a thin metal spatula, about 2 minutes.

3. Divide arugula among plates; top with scallops.  Spoon hazelnut butter over scallops and serve immediately.

Removing Hazelnut Skins:  Preheat oven to 275* F. Place raw (shelled) hazelnuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until skins crack, 25 to 30 minutes.  Transfer to a clean kitchen towel and roll up.  Let steam for 5 minutes.  Rub the nuts vigorously in the towel until most of the skins have come off.
***we were able to purchase blanched hazelnuts at Whole Foods in the bulk section, so we could eliminate this step.

Serves 4, Prep Time 25 minutes (less if you find prepared hazelnuts), Total Time 25 minutes

Per Serving:  311 calories, 22.6 g fat (11.3 g saturated fat); 217 g protein; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber

I am hoping to make What's for Dinner Wednesday a regular weekly feature, as we are always trying new recipes these days and I love to share the ones we love.


Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Looks yummy!!! And looking forward to the new feature! :)

Rachel said...

This looks so good! Making me hungry looking at it thanks for sharing the recipe!


Formerly known as Frau said...

Looks amazing! I'm not a big fan of scallops but I bet it's great with shrimp too! Thanks for the recipe!

Leslie said...

Yummy! I just love brown butter. It makes everything taste delicious.. I like the nutty flavor.


Denise Pacurar said...

My husband LOVE scallops! I will have to try this for him!

<3 Denise

Allison said...

This sounds delicious! My hubby and I love to cook and try out new recipes. Thanks for sharing your recipe and I look forward to more! So nice that you were able to meet Michaela.

his little lady said...

Yum, this looks and sounds scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe chicka ;)
xo TJ

Brandi said...

I love scallops too. I love the addition of the hazelnuts. I'll have to try your recipe next time we have them. Thanks for sharing, Lauren.

Katie said...

that looks so good! i really like scallops but have never made them!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh this looks so yummy! I love seafood, can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Chic Coastal Living said...

Oh man I need to have my hubby make these for me right now!!! YUMMMMMMM!!! I love scallops!!

Shell in your Pocket said...

That looks very yummy!

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