Want to make your sweetheart a special dinner for Valentine’s Day? This is what you need to impress! These Garlic Seared Sea Scallops are done in less than 30 minutes and they’ll never believe it!
How could these scallops not impress? This is such an elegant meal! Or just buy a few and serve them as a first course!
Have you ever tried Romanesco? It goes by several names. Romanesco broccoli, Romanesco cauliflower, Broccolo Romanesco or just Romanesco. Like cauliflower and broccoli, the part that we eat are actually the flower buds. It has been grown since the 16th century in Italy, according to Wikipedia. The flavor is more mild, not as strong as either cauliflower or broccoli. Having said that, the flavor resembles a mild, nutty flavor which is a combination of both.
We served these Garlic Scallops with both Romanesco pureé and carrot pureé and steamed Romanesco. The flavors of the pureés really enhances the garlicky sweet scallops!
The other added bonus is that, as I’m sure you know, fish and seafood are a great, heart healthy, low calorie protein, great for helping you stick to your New Years Resolutions! Especially great for a holiday reknown for chocolates and candies!
We absolutely loved these Garlic Scallops with Romanesco and Carrot Pureés!
What are you making your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? If I were you, I wouldn’t slave over a hot stove all day! Make these Garlic Scallops! You can thank me later! 🙂 Love scallops? These Strawberry Infused Scallops would be great for Valentaine’s Day, as well!
Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
Garlic Seared Sea Scallops
Sweet and juicy scallops with a garlicky sauce!
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 8 oz Sea scallops, raw, thawed
- 2 tbsp flour, or GF flour
- 1 tsp salt and pepper, each, to taste
- 2 large cloves garlic, finely diced
- 1/2 juice of fresh lemon
Mix flour, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
Heat oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and saute a few minutes, stirring to flavor the oil, until it softens
Dredge scallops in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
Place in hot oil. Sear for about 4-5 minutes, until first side is browned. Flip and read temperature on an instant read thermometer. Scallops are done at 130°F.
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