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    Spicy Seared Scallops Tapas

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    42 mins

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    12 mins

    Midwest Maven's Note:

    The sauce in this dish is great sopped up with a loaf of crusty bread Enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Melt 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium pan.
    2. 2
      Add the onion and garlic; sauté for a couple of minutes.
    3. 3
      Then add the capers, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, tomatoes, 3/4 cup of the wine, and stir until well blended.
    4. 4
      Season with salt to taste and the red pepper flakes; put on low heat to simmer while you sauté the scallops.
    5. 5
      Melt the remaining olive oil and butter in a small pan and cook the scallops until nicely browned on both sides.
    6. 6
      Add the scallops to the sauce, along with the remaining 1/4 cup of the wine, and the parsley flakes; stir.
    7. 7
      Simmer on low for 10-12 minutes, re-season with salt if needed. Serve immediately with some good bread for sopping the yummy sauce!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 26, 2007

      We just did not like this. We found it way to harsh and bitter. This has great potential- in that I agree with Kelly-but it just needed something to mellow it out and make it palatable. A real shame since scallops of this size are very pricey! I hate to give bad reviews. I do wish you lots of luck chef and hope others found this recipe to their liking.

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    • on August 24, 2007


      this recipe has potential to be great. I found it to be too tart for my taste all the juice and the zest...I would cut back on one or the other. It's a very visually appealing dish with the tomatoes adding nice color. I did cut down a step to save on cleanup and seared the scallops first then removed them from the pan, made the sauce and added them back in. It worked well. All in all I thought it was good and with some tweeking could be a really great recipe. Nice effort for the contest!

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    • on August 24, 2007


      I served over rice. This does make lots of yummy sauce that can be cut in 1/2 with more to spare. I did use cherry tomatoes. pinch of red pepper flakes doesn`t make this spicy so if you are looking for heat go for a lot more. But then again the heat would take away from the delicate taste of the scallops. Thanks for a yummy dish which would be lower in fat if you cut back on the sauce.:)The wine can be adding all at one time without losing it`s flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Seared Scallops Tapas

    Serving Size: 1 (179 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 223.2
    Calories from Fat 118
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 30.1 mg
    Sodium 257.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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