If you love scallops, and have been searching for great seafood recopies, here are 4 Scallops Recipes You Need to Try!
Are you looking for something exciting and new to put on your recipe list for special days? Or maybe you’re just searching for different flavors and have stumbled into this article about this versatile shellfish?
Regardless of your reason for cooking scallops, we can all agree that this shellfish is something that you shouldn’t skimp out on. With flavors that you can only begin to comprehend and combinations that compliment this ingredient well, where do you even start?
4 Scallops Recipes You Need to Try
Well, let us give you a helping hand by giving you seven of the best scallops recipes that will blow your taste buds up with flavor!
Scallops w/ Butternut Puree
Need a starter that will make your taste buds crave for more? We’ve got you covered!
- Olive oil
- 400g butternut squash
- A dozen scallops
- Toasted pine nuts (optional)
- Sage leaves
- Chicken/beef stock
First, cut up the squash in small chunks, rub on some olive oil, and roast for around 30 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit or until it gets tender. Next, put it in a food processor and a splash of stock and blend it till smooth.
Make sure your scallop is dry as possible, season both sides, then add them into a pan with a little oil. Sear it for 1-2 minutes on each side (make sure you don’t overcook them).
Serve with the puree, sage butter, and pine nuts, then enjoy!
Grilled Scallops w/ ‘Nduja Butter
If you want impress your loved ones, make them this flavor-rich, spicy dish!
- 75g of ‘nduja
- 75g of softened unsalted butter
- Two tablespoons of sherry vinegar
- Coriander (roughly chopped)
- Six large haft shell scallops
The first thing you want to do is put the ‘nduja is a small frying pan and render the fat over medium heat. Cool it up and then put it in a separate bowl and the softened butter and mix them up well.
Put these in the fridge for around 5 minutes to let it firm up and then pour it into the baking paper. Form these into sausage shapes and put them in the refrigerator again to firm up.
Next, mix the shallots, vinegar, and coriander along with a little salt and pepper in a small bowl. Then, blast the grill to high and out the scallops (along with the shells) onto a large baking sheet.
Put the ‘nduja butter on each scallop and grill for 5 minutes until the butter is sizzling, and the scallops are caramelized.
Enjoy with the vinegar and herb mix you made earlier.
Need to whip up something quick and easy? These BBQ scallops will take you 15 minutes max!
- Four large scallops
- Four tablespoons of butter
- ½ of a shallot
- Two tablespoons of capers
- Lemon juice
- Finely chopped parsley
Heat your grill to medium-high and place your scallops into a shell along with a tablespoon of butter, salt, and paper. Place it in the grill for 5 minutes until it gets a beautiful char.
Mix the shallots, capers, lemon juice, and parsley while the scallops are cooking. Drizzle the mixture on top of the scallops and enjoy it!
Scallop & Prawn Risotto
Need a filling dinner dish for you and your loved ones to enjoy? Check out this creamy scallop and prawn risotto recipe!
- 450g of risotto rice
- 1 liter of fish or light chicken stock
- 400g of peeled prawns
- 100g of butter
- Two finely chopped shallots
- One zested and juiced lemon
- Three tablespoons of mascarpone
Start by melting the butter in a large pan and sauteing the shallots until soft and translucent. Next, add in the rice and let each grain of rice coated in butter.
Add the stock slowly a quarter at a time. Make sure to constantly stir until the rice is tender. This will take around 15-20 minutes. You don’t have to use all of the stock. Just eyeball it you reach the consistency that you want.
Add the prawns when the rice is close to being done and then season with salt and paper. Add the lemon juice and zest and make sure you flip the prawns. Fold in the mascarpone, and you’re done.
Fry the scallops for a minute on each side in a separate pan with a few butter tablespoons to add some extra creaminess. Place it in the risotto and enjoy it with your family!
4 Scallops Recipes You Need to Try
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