It's hard to beat properly cooked scallops: They possess the meatiness of steak while offering a melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Add the grill marks, and you have a caramelized flavor that is to die for.
These scallops, atop a bed of succotash, require only 10 minutes from start to finish! To make this ultra-quick recipe,
1 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons water, as needed to slacken
Scallops With Succotash
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 ears corn, or 2 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
10 ounces frozen lima beans, thawed
1 medium zucchini (about 1/2 pound) quartered lengthwise and sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 1/4 pounds large sea scallops (about 16)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
- Make the parsley drizzle: Combine ingredients in a blender and purée to make 1/2 cup parsley drizzle.
- If using ears of corn, cut the kernels off and set aside. Discard the cobs.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
- Stir in the corn, lima beans, zucchini, and tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes.
- Spray a large nonstick skillet or grill pan with cooking spray, and preheat it over medium-high heat.
- In the meantime, prepare the scallops. Pat them dry and season them with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Add the scallops and cook until the inside is opaque, 5 to 6 minutes, turning once.
- Stir the vinegar and basil into the succotash, season with additional salt and pepper, to taste, and serve topped with grilled scallops.
- Garnish with parsley drizzle.
- Shellfish, Main Dishes
- North American