What Is a Good Recipe for Grilled Sea Scallops?


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The Grilled Scallops recipe from FoodNetwork.com is a good, simple way to prepare sea scallops. Another option is the Grilled Scallops with Coriander Butter Sauce from Epicurious.com.

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To make grilled scallops, pat 20 to 25 large scallops dry and lay them on a tray. Sprinkle olive oil over the scallops until they are well coated, then season with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon pepper. Grill the scallops on a preheated surface for approximately two to three minutes on each side and serve them immediately. This recipe has received several positive reviews from home cooks, as of 2015.

To make grilled scallops with coriander butter sauce, simmer 2 tablespoons of minced onion, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1/4 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of ground coriander in a heavy saucepan until the liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon. Cut 1/2 stick of cold unsalted butter into four pieces. Whisk the pieces into the saucepan one at a time. Take care not to let the sauce get too hot and liquefy. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste, then set it aside in a bowl.

To keep the sauce warm, place the bowl inside a larger bowl filled with hot water. Brush 3/4 pound of sea scallops with oil and heat a ridged grill pan over high heat until it just begins to smoke. Add the scallops and cook them for approximately five minutes on each side. Whisk 2 tablespoons of minced fresh coriander into the butter sauce, spoon the sauce onto plates and arrange the scallops on top of it.

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