Thursday, April 28, 2016

Seared Scallops in a White Wine Sauce with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Tonight we made seared scallops in a white wine sauce with garlic mashed potatoes. The scallops turned out juicy, tender and cooked to perfection. The sauce was absolutely delicious and went well with the scallops and the mashed potatoes.
The recipe for the mashed potatoes is the same as in our earlier posts with garlic mashed potatoes.
The original recipe for the scallops is here:


Sauce simmering

Sauce - cooking

Perfect scallops! 
Scallops added to the pan 
Scallops + Salt + Pepper 

Ingredients:1 lb large scallops

Cooking spray
1 cup white wine
1/2 chopped white onion
5 tablespoons chilled butter
1 tablespoons chopped fresh green onion
Salt and pepper, to taste
5 cloves of garlic


1. Place a skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly heated. Coat scallops with cooking spray, and then salt and pepper right before placing on skillet. Carefully place scallops in hot skillet. Sear 3-5 minutes or until browned, flip sides, and cook another 2-3 minutes.

2. In same pan, add wine to deglaze the pan, or use a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the pan. Add onion, and bring wine to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes or until liquid reduces to 2 tablespoons. Over low heat, whisk in butter cubes, 1 tablespoon at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in green onion. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve scallops with sauce.0

What we liked:

The scallops turned out excellent - they went very well with the mashed potatoes too. 

What we didn't like:

Nothing, it was perfect. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He loved the mashed potatoes..but we also bribed him to eat them with watermelon balls. Apparently, he can eat half a little watermelon all by himself. Astrid however, LOVED the mashed potatoes. they were the best thing ever. She had a couple of tastes, and wanted more!

Next time:

No changes needed. A may be would be to try shallots instead of the onions.

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