Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Seared Scallops with Snow Peas and Orange

I found this recipe in my March Real Simple magazine. The picture just looked gorgeous and the recipe simple - my kind of meal, especially after a day of teaching.

Tim and I both thoroughly enjoyed it. In his words, it was very "clean". The flavors melded together so well and it really was so easy to make! He even gave it a 9/10 rating ;) We have both been rating new meals I make and then I write the rating right on the recipe so that I remember how we liked it. I give my own separate rating on flavor and then one as well for "ease to make" - VERY important! Here is the recipe if you would like to try it out.

Seared Scallops with Snow Peas and Orange
Takes 25 min to make, serves 4

1 cup couscous (I make mine with chicken broth, a little butter, and salt and pepper)
2 tsp, plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
16 sea scallops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 orange
3/4 pound snow peas

1. Cook the couscous according to the package directions.
2. Meanwhile, heat 2tsp of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Pat dry the scallops, season with salt and pepper, and cook until opaque throughout and golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm; wipe out skillet.
3. Using a vegetable peeler, remove 4 strips of zest from the orange; thinly slice the zest.
4. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the snow peas, orange zest, and salt and pepper and cook, tossing until the snow peas are just tender, about 2 minutes. Serve with scallops and couscous.


Ben and Carissa said...

This looks like dinner tonight! Yummy! My kids loving all things from the sea! We refer to all dinner as: "we're having cow tonight" Did you use fresh snow peas?? Can't wait!

jeileenbaylor said...

Yup, fresh snow peas and fresh scallops (found a deal at our grocery store)

JordanandSue said...

That looks awesome- Jordan LOVES scallops, and I've started to like them, too. Thanks for sharing!

Shannalee said...

Julie! That is so smart to keep ratings on what you like! Love that idea.

Rob H said...

Nice work, Jules. I can always count on you to come up with awesome recipes!