Pan Seared Sea Scallops With Lime Cilantro Slaw

Filed under: Seafood, Seafood - Scallops.

The light flavors and easy presentation of this delicious scallop dish make this the perfect recipe for carefree entertaining on the patio.

1 1/2 lbs sea scallops (small count)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 tsp fish sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 tsp ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
3 tbsp white vinegar
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
3 cups julienned cabbage
2 cups julienned carrots
1/2 cup finely sliced green onions
1/2 cups finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
Freshly ground pepper and salt to taste
Olive oil for sautéing

For the Scallops
Season scallops with sea salt and black pepper. Heat fry pan until the oil begins to smoke and add the scallops. Sear about 30 seconds per side. Remove from fry pan to a pie pan and place in a 400 degrees F oven for 2 minutes.
For the Slaw
Combine the lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, chili garlic sauce, white vinegar, rice wine vinegar, minced ginger and minced garlic. Stir well and check for seasoning. Add the julienned cabbage and carrot, sliced green onion and chopped cilantro, toss well and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.
To Plate
Place the slaw in the center of each plate and top with scallops. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and drizzle the excess dressing from the slaw around the plate.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 6 as an appetizer
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 3 minutes

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Recipe Provided By:
DesBarres Manor Inn
Guysborough, NS

Guysborough Bed and Breakfast Inns