Pan-Seared Scallops With Champagne Grapes and Almonds

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Bon Appetit. The combination of flavors in this dish are simply wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in very large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook butter until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add scallops, cook 2 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer scallops to plate, tent with foil.
  6. Melt remaining butter in same skillet over miduim-high heat.
  7. Add shallots and grapes, saute until shallots are golden, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes.
  8. Stir in lemon juice and any accumulated scallop juices.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil, season with salt and pepper.
  10. Stir in almonds and parsley.
  11. Place 4 scallops on each of 4 plates.
  12. Spoon sauce over and serve.


Most Helpful

This dish was incredible. It was our first time trying champagne grapes and they are SO good. I don't think this recipe would be nearly as good with regular grapes. I loved this so much! Thank you for posting it!!

Paris D September 01, 2012

Champagne grapes are the greatest - and super tasty in this sauce with the shallots. This is very quick to make and definitely impressive. Next time I'll start off with the pan on higher heat - and without the butter - to get a better sear on the scallops.

FLKeysJen August 23, 2008

Want to impress your guests??? Then this is the dish for you. The scallops turned out tender and succulent. The grapes are a perfect addition to the scallops and the almond added a nice crunch. Awesome dish, you won't be sorry you tried this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Sandrasothere.

Merlot January 07, 2006

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