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Jan 24, 2010 12:37 PM

Looking for scallop recipe for a rainy night

Purchased some great dry scallops today and now trying to figure out what to do with them. It's a cold rainy night here, and I usually just sear with lemon and butter, but I'm looking to do something a little heartier and savorier.

I love seared scallops, so I'm thinking I want to go with a pan sauce of some sort, maybe some pancetta and red wine. Any favorite ways to cook scallops that are stick to your ribs?

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  1. No need to complicate things. Looks to me like you've got a great sauce. The only thing missing from the menu is the fettuccini, antipasto and a nice tossed salad.

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      1. how about wrapping it in bacon and grilling it. serve it over a mixed green salad with a honey-Dijon vinaigrette.

        1. Pan-sear your scallops and serve them with a balsamic reduction and pancetta over a mushroom risotto w/ lots of shaved parmesan or romano cheese - mmmm.

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          1. re: lynnlato

            oh, don't let those italians hear of the cheese and seafood.....right?

            on "chopped," the winner, amy, was chastised for her dish of cheese on seafood pasta. she said that she just liked to make food that tasted good! ;-).

            1. re: alkapal

              lobster mac is pretty amazing, in my book.

              1. re: alkapal

                Oh, that is one of my favorite ways to have scallops - besides, romano (or parm) will make just about anything taste better... like bacon. Right sister? ;-)

                1. re: lynnlato

                  We tried this last Saturday and it was surprisingly good. Take Applewood bacon (not thick cut), cut slices in thirds, dredge it in beaten egg and dredge in grated parm. Then broil as you would rumaki. Delicious.

                  1. re: TomSwift

                    Wow, interesting! I may have to give that a whirl!

                  2. re: lynnlato

                    hey bacon sistah! i love bacon, but i think it can overpower scallops.

                    a little goes a long way.

                    heresy....i know,...i know.... ;-).

              2. This is a great cold weather scallops recipe, especially with pasta or rice.

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                1. re: Tedmom

                  I make a similar recipe in the summer, but add tomatoes from my garden. It is luscious!