Recipe by Vino Girl
This is a perfect light dish for spring or summer. I used bay scallops and reduced the cooking time to 2 minutes per side. An easy way to season the scallops is to put them in a plastic bag along with the coating mixture, and just shake the bag a few times. If you need the Old Bay, DiB's Old Bay Seasoning #2 is good. This recipe's source is McCormick.
Top Review by Leetie16
I made this recipe as is the first time and it was fantastic. The second time I made it, I added some Panko that I had ground to a powder, some grated parmesan and some turmeric to the flower/Old Bay mixture. I also used bay scallops and some tiger shrimp. PERFECT! This is so yummy. I absolutely love the sauce. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
- 24 asparagus spears, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 lb sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 3⁄4 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1 lemon, quartered (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook asparagus in boiling water in a large skillet 3 minutes or until crisp tender.
- Drain on paper towels and set aside.
- Keep warm.
- Combine flour, Old Bay, and paprika in a shallow pan.
- Stir to blend thoroughly. Add scallops and coat with flour mixture.
- Dry skillet with a paper towel, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. When butter is melted, add scallops and cook 4 minutes, turn and cook 4 minutes longer or until opaque in center.
- Top asparagus with scallops and cover to keep warm. Add wine and dill weed to pan residue.
- Bring to a boil and cook 1-2 minutes or until liquid measures about 1/3 cup.
- Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon butter and stir until completely melted. Pour sauce evenly over scallops.
- Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.