seared scallops side dish and serving ideas

Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops

Delicate, melt in your mouth seared scallops make a quick and elegant dinner. With their mildly sweet flavor, they go well with braised fennel or sauteed greens. Add some risotto, pasta or saffron rice for a delicious meal.
Seared scallops are fast to cook and they need very little to prepare them. A cast iron skillet heated until very hot, some salt & pepper, and a little oil is all you need. To achieve that signature caramelization be sure to pat the scallops dry with paper towels before adding to the pan.

Serve seared scallops with…

Something with Veggies

vegetable tian
sautéed greens
braised fennel
grilled eggplant
grilled zucchini
roasted cauliflower
cauliflower bisque
roasted broccoli
snap peas
green beans
roasted Brussels sprouts
ginger & carrot purée
parsnip purée
braised shallots
celeriac mash
puréed peas & mint
roasted fennel
heart of palm purée

Something Starchy

saffron rice
lemon orzo
cacio e pepe
rice pilaf
baked potato
baked sweet potato
creamy polenta with marscapone
parmesan polenta
pesto & pasta
fettuccine alfredo
mashed potatoes
roasted potatoes
hasselback potato
hasselback sweet potato

Just Salads

beet & orange salad
rocket salad
black bean & corn salad
garden salad
heart of palm salad
spring salad
bacon & spinach salad
watermelon salad

Something Saucy

lemon butter sauce
herb butter sauce
lemon caper sauce
bacon jam
garlic cream sauce
bacon cream sauce
browned butter sauce
lemon & garlic pan sauce
white wine pan sauce
romesco sauce

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