Sunday, June 3, 2012

Seared Scallops with Jalapeno Vinaigrette Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and membranes removed
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 large fresh sea scallops
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 oranges, peeled and cut in between sections as segments

Directions

  1. Place jalapeno, rice vinegar, olive oil, and Dijon mustard in a blender. Puree on high until mixture is completely liquefied, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Season scallops with sea salt and cayenne pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Place scallops in skillet and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Garnish scallops with orange segments and drizzle jalapeno vinaigrette over the top.