Pan Seared Scallops with Veggies & Citrus Sauce

About a week ago I posted a picture of pan seared scallops with veggies and citrus sauce on my Instagram account and it received so much attention. Due to popular demand, I am sharing the recipe to this beautiful, fresh and delicious dish. As much as I would like to take credit for this recipe, it was my amazing boyfriend who made it and I am glad he was willing to share.

Seared scallops with veggies and citrus sauce

In addition to its simplicity, I also love that this dish is packed with so many beneficial minerals, vitamins and proteins. The citrus sauce adds more flavor,  freshness and is a key element to this dish. We paired this dish with a glass of champagne; it was one of the best meals I have had.

Because of its beauty, this dish would be a crowd pleaser for any dinner party. While scallops are the first choice, if you don’t like them you can use a fillet of fish, preferably white fish as a substitute. You can also use different vegetables if you like but I feel the cucumber and carrots are a must. If you are looking for another fabulous Scallop recipe be sure to check out my delicious quinoa with pan seared scallops recipe

Pan Seared scallops with veggies and citrus sauce

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Pan Seared scallops with veggies and citrus sauce recipe
Seared scallops with veggies and citrus sauce
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 12 Fresh scallops
  • 5 Multicolored baby carrots julienned
  • 2 Persian cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 3 sweet radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 mini red and yellow bell peppers sliced
  • 1 handful fresh watercress
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 ruby red grapefruits juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 12 Fresh scallops
  • 5 Multicolored baby carrots julienned
  • 2 Persian cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 3 sweet radishes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 mini red and yellow bell peppers sliced
  • 1 handful fresh watercress
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 ruby red grapefruits juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
Seared scallops with veggies and citrus sauce
Instructions
  1. Place the prepared vegetables in a large bowl and add half the lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Mix and set aside.
  2. Heat a medium sized saucepan and add the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, the remaining 1/2 lime juice, shallots, ginger and tumeric.
  3. Simmer over medium heat till most of the liquid is evaporated.
  4. Slowly add olive oil to reduced citrus juice while stirring. Continue stirring until sauce is slightly thickened and set aside. You can also use a blender.
  5. Season scallops with dill, salt and pepper.
  6. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil until it reaches its smoking point.
  7. Add scallops to hot pan and cook each side for about 3 minutes or until you have a nice sear on both sides. Be sure not to overcook the scallops as this results in a rubbery texture.
  8. Serve the scallops over a bed of the veggies in the middle of a plate. Drizzle the sauce around the veggies on the edge of the plate. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. That sounds really tasty! I love all the healthy recipes you have over here. I need to start trying some of them.

  2. Firstly, super cute blog! Your pan seared scallops recipe looks amazing and I wish that I could come through the screen to get a bite. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This recipe looks delicious! I love the citrus sauce instead of a heavy cream sauce. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

  4. This pan seared scallops with the veggies along with the citrus sauce looks delicious. I have never made anything with scallops before but I would love to try this recipe. My family would love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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