SCALLOPS - How to find a simple recipe
I'm simply at a loss as to where to begin looking:
In my computer cooking files
On the internet
EatYourBooks (561 scallop recipes come up)
What to do - what to do!
re: Terrie H.
The scallops I usually use are bought at Costco - a New Bedford wild caught 8-10 per lb. They are in the frozen department. As far as I can tell, they have been 'dry.' (I can tell dry from wet.)
Sometimes I cook them after thawing; I have even cooked them without completely thawing; it seems to make not much difference, whether I put them in a hot skillet on top of the stove or in a skillet into the oven.
I thought perhaps I'd just do something a little different, but still simple. But I'm at a loss - except perhaps a little lime and cilantro added. With 561 recipes in my books, I am hoping to find something - as the Japanese might say - SO SIMPLE.
Scallops sauteed then put a little tangerine juice and peel, a small knob of butter, a splash of white wine in the pan while scallops stay warm on a plate... reduce to a glaze; serve over lentils cooked with a bit of shallot. Kiss the plate with a splooge of balsamic glaze after you top warm lentils with scallops. delicious!
As others have said, a very hot pan and make sure not to overcook them. I often cook them for little more than a minute per side. Most importantly, make sure your scallops are as fresh as possible. They will be sweet and wonderful.