Seared Sea Scallops with Red Pepper Coulis Recipe

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Javier April 27, 2021

How To Make Seared Sea Scallops with Red Pepper Coulis

Crispy on the outside and plump on the inside seared sea scallops are served with a velvety and citrusy red pepper coulis, for a indulgent dinner meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 4cupschicken stock
  • 1red bell pepper
  • 1orange bell pepper,or yellow
  • 4slicesapplewood bacon,smoked
  • 2cupsarugula
  • lemon juice,fresh
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4sea scallops,extra large

Instructions

  1. Bring 4 cups of chicken stock to boil in two saucepans, 2 cups in each. Add red bell peppers to one saucepan and yellow or orange bell peppers to the other. Cook until soft.

  2. Puree the bell peppers separately in a blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper to taste. Reserve.

  3. Sauté bacon until nice and crisp; reserve.

  4. Toss the arugula with fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Season the scallops with salt; check to see if the muscles are removed from the side of the scallops.

  6. Bring the pan to very high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sear scallops until nicely browned on both sides.

  7. Serve scallops atop a bed of arugula. Garnish the plate with the pepper coulis and balance the bacon atop the scallop. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 291.96kcal
  • Fat: 19.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.29g
  • Fiber: 1.69g
  • Sugar: 6.79g
  • Protein: 13.68g
  • Cholesterol: 32.34mg
  • Sodium: 859.34mg
  • Calcium: 35.33mg
  • Potassium: 537.70mg
  • Iron: 1.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 111.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 77.96mg
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