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    Tapas - Scallops in Saffron & Rioja Wine Sauce

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    3 mins

    1 min

    2 mins

    CountryLady's Note:

    Prepared in advance, these cook quickly so you can relax & mingle with your guests at your tapas party! If you can't find Rioja, substitute with another (preferably Spanish) red wine.

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    1. 1
      In a saute pan over medium high heat, add olive oil and butter.
    2. 2
      When butter melts, add the shallots, saute for 30 seconds.
    3. 3
      Add the scallops and wine.
    4. 4
      Turn scallops and add saffron.
    5. 5
      Season with salt.
    6. 6
      Cook until scallops are golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat and serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 22, 2008


      WOW! This was wondeful! I like to try new recipes with ingredient combinations I haven't had before - scallops, red wine and saffron - what a combo! I doubled the recipe to serve as an entree with brown rice. I didn't have shallots, so I substituted half an onion (for the double recipe) and it was fine. I made Auberge Creamed Carrots for a vegetable. The cooking time was right-on also. My wife is very picky about overcooked seafood = she loved it also and thought it was cooked just right! A wondeful dinner - thanks CountryLady!

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    • on January 14, 2014


      Made this for tapas night and it was a big disappointment, neither myself or guests liked it. I am not sure if I did something wrong, the quality of my scallops, just not sure. I don't think I would make again-sorry

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    • on July 26, 2012


      Wow these were very yummy. Mine came out purple hahaha. I wonder if I should have seared the scallops first or if it was just the type of wine being used. I served this up with some jasmine rice (with a little tiny bit of saffron cooked into it). I can't wait to experiment a little with this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tapas - Scallops in Saffron & Rioja Wine Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (197 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 458.3
    Calories from Fat 402
    Total Fat 44.7 g
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    Cholesterol 28.0 mg
    Sodium 330.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 9.6 g

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