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Pan Seared Sea Scallops Recipe
Pan Seared Sea Scallops Recipe

Pan Seared Sea Scallops Recipe

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Yield: 4 portions

Pan Seared Sea Scallops Recipe Instructions

Ingredients

Scallops and Mushroom Saute
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3.5 oz. smoked pancetta or bacon, sliced
  • 6 oz. white button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 fennel bulb, julienne
  • ¼ cup white wine (Chardonnay)
  • 1 ½ lbs. dry sea scallops, clean and side muscle removed
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
Lentil Salad
  • ½ cup red or pink Turkish lentils pre-cooked
  • ¼ cup green or Dupuy lentils
  • 1/3 cup de chopped chives
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. pimiento

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 320F
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the pancetta. Cook until barely browned but not crispy. Add the mushrooms, fennel and wine and turn down the heat. Cook until the fennel is tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium oven pan. Cook in the oven at 320 for 8 to 10 minutes
  4. Heat a heavy skillet or pan over high heat and add 1 tbsp. olive oil. Place the scallops in the pan. Sear for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes until browned and then carefully turned them around and cook the other side for another 1- 1 ½ minutes. The scallops should have turned opaque. Do several batches if necessary, the scallops shouldn’t be touching each other in the pan. Remove from heat
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix the lentil salad ingredients together and serve the lentils, mushrooms and scallops on a plate together.

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