I am absolutely head over heels in love with perfectly seared scallops. Throw some creamy dreamy pesto on top and I’ve died and gone to heaven.
This dish is so simple and looks so impressive on a plate. I garnished these beauties with a little squeeze of lemon juice and zest to bring out some brightness and then topped each scallop with micro greens like arugula or cilantro to balance out the richness of the pesto. Serve with your favorite pasta or roasted veggies and it turns into a beautiful meal.
To properly sear scallops, you’ll need a heavy bottomed skillet like a cast iron skillet and some high heat before you place them in the pan. Also, make sure the scallops are completely pat dry. They’ll turn out perfectly cooked every time you follow these simple steps.
The micro greens you can find at any specialty store or many local grocery stores carry it. Just ask a store clerk and they can point you in the right direction. I love using micro greens for very simple garnishes. They go well on soups, cooked proteins, salads and they look so cute!
This is such a beautiful meal to serve to dinner guests or even a date night in with your honey. Either way it will be an elegant meal perfect for any occasion. Enjoy!
This is such a beautiful meal to serve to dinner guests or even a date night in with your honey. Either way it will be an elegant meal perfect for any occasion.
Make sure you thoroughly pat dry the scallops before seasoning.
High heat and a heavy bottomed pan like cast iron is key to searing.
You can prepare the sauce easily before or after the scallops cook or if you’re good at multi-tasking you can make it during.
Savor and Enjoy!