Scallops are a fantastic shellfish perfect for a light and elegant appetizer when you’re looking to impress. Pan-seared they are a simple and beautiful thing and with so many scallops recipes to choose from there is something for all. Golden and caramelised on the outside, soft and unctuous on the inside, they're easier to make than they look, don’t be put off by any past mistakes.
From start to finish, you can make scallops with an accompanying simple sauce in less than 15 minutes. Served up with some fresh bread, or a simple salad, and a bottle of chilled white wine you've got an almost-instant, completely elegant appetizer for a serious dinner party.
Pan-seared scallops don't need much to make them delicious, but a little sauce action can help elevate them into something even more special.
So many flavour combinations would work wonderfully with the sweet rich flavours of scallops and butter. We have just the five recipes to get you started on your scallop escapade from a robust scallops and lentil dish to a simple elegant scallop and fresh tomato sauce or even scallops with squash, perfect for fall. Have a look at our scallops recipes and see what tickles your taste buds tonight.
An extremely easy recipe for pan seared scallops with a rustic lentil and tomato sauce with big flavours.
An elegant yet simple dish using fresh tomatoes in a light sauce to compliment the juicy seared scallops.
Scallops with bacon is a truly heavenly combination. If that sounds good to you try this scallops and pancetta recipe from Italian chefs Italo Bassi and Riccardo Monco.
This exclusive recipe for scallops with butternut squash caponata (pictured up top) comes to us courtesy of New York chef Michael White. Pefrect for the autumn season when squash come into their own.
A refined gourmet seafood appetizer recipe from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel's chef John Doherty. This is an ideal dinner party recipe to wow your guests.
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