Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Seared Scallops with Summer Vegetables and Beurre Blanc

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have caught a glimpse of last night's dinner.  And let me tell you, it was delish!

Seared Scallops with Summer Vegetables and Beurre Blanc (Cooking Light Fast and Fresh 30 Minute Meals-on news stands now)


1/2 C dry white wine
1/4 C chopped shallots
3 TBS chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
5/8 tsp kosher salt, divided
1 medium zucchini
1 medium yellow squash
1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small red onion, cut into wedges
2 TBS olive oil, divided
1 C grape tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
1/4 C small basil leaves


1. Place a jelly-roll pan in oven. Preheat oven to 500* (leave pan in oven as it preheats).
2.Combine wine and shallots in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 6 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 tablespoons.  Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Return mixture to pan. Gradually add butter, stirring with a whisk until smooth and emulsified. Stir in rind and 1/8 teaspoon salt; keep warm.
3. Cut zucchini and yellow squash in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 3 pieces; cut each piece lengthwise into 4 strips. Combine zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, onion and 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl; toss to coat.  Arrange vegetable mixture carefully onto preheated jelly-roll pan.  Bake at 500* for 4 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned. Remove from oven; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
4. While vegetables cook, heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Pat scallops dray with paper towels; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.  Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add scallops to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until scallops are seared and desired degree of doneness.  Serve scallops with vegetable mixture and sauce; garnish with basil leaves.

We have tried several scallop recipes, and this is our favorite by far!


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I never think to cook scallops at home, but this recipe may change my mind - it looks so good :-)

Suburban Charm said...

This looks absolutely DELICIOUS! Will have to try it!

Katie Clooney said...

Lauren, I didn't even know you were on instagram. What's your user name. Recipe looks yummy!

Leslie said...

This looks delicious Lauren:) You can't go wrong with shallots, butter, and wine!

Karen Albert said...

Lauren I love scallops. This dish looks beautiful. Hope you will come and visit!

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Anne said...

It looks divine!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Yummy! A perfect summer dish!

Jennifer said...

My hubby would love this! Looks so delish...thanks so much for sharing. :-)

Katie said...

yum!! wish i could eat that tonight!!

Brittany Kyte said...

This sounds / looks amazing!!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

These look scrumptious!