This recipe is OUTSTANDING! I was somewhat skeptical about combining apples and scallops, but wow, this is just perfect. I served it as a main course but you could just as easily serve it as an appetizer.
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15 Minute Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Delicious, Elegant, Fast, For Foodies, Special Dinner, Spring
Degree of Difficulty
6 drysea scallops
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1wholeGranny Smith apple cut into 1/4" dice
1lemonzest and juice
Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
Mix apple cider, juice of a small lemon, the diced apples and water in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to make pan sauce.
Dry the scallops with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat for 1-2 minutes, and when the oil is shimmering, add scallops. Sear scallops, 2 minutes per side.
Remove seared scallops to a plate and tent to keep warm.
Add 1 tablespoons of butter to the scallop pan, scraping up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add reserved apple mixture and cook, stirring often, until the juice has thickened and the apple pieces are tender, but still hold their shape.
Divide scallops between 2 plates, spoon the apple mixture and sauce over the scallops, sprinkle scallops with lemon zest and serve,