Sauteed Sea Scallops with Shallots
My family loves scallops and I like using sea scallops because they are generally more available and less expensive than the smaller bay scallops. A simple test for freshness, a very mild, sweet scent and a translucent, almost white color.
- Ready In:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup flour, for dusting
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 1⁄2 lbs sea scallops, sliced crosswise into halves
- 4 large shallots, peeled and finely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup dry white wine
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Heat butter and oil in a large skillet.
- Season flour with salt and pepper and toss sliced scallops in it.
- Drop scallops in hot oil and sauté very quickly until golden about 4 minutes.
- Remove scallops to serving platter with slotted spoon.
- Sauté shallots in same oil 5-6 minutes.
- DO NOT BROWN.
- Remove shallots and sprinkle them over scallops.
- KEEP WARM.
- Pour over excess oil from pan, add white wine and stir over high heat until wine is reduced by half.
- Pour over scallops and sprinkle on herbs and serve while hot with lemon wedges.