Seared Scallops with Lemony Sweet Pea Relish

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Seared Scallops with Lemony Sweet Pea RelishRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Pat your scallops dry with paper towels, and sear them in a superhot cast-iron skillet.
6 servings


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1 cup shelled fresh English peas
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 1/4 pounds large sea scallops
1 1/2 cups pea shoots
6 lemon wedges


Hands-on: 27 Minutes
Total: 27 Minutes

1. Cook English peas in boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Combine peas, 3 tablespoons oil, rind, juice, parsley, and shallots. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss gently.

2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper over scallops. Add half of scallops to pan; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and scallops. Divide scallops evenly among 6 plates; top each serving with 2 1/2 tablespoons pea mixture and 1/4 cup pea shoots. Serve with lemon wedges.

Created date

April 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Fat 10.4 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 6.6 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 30.2 g
Carbohydrate 10.6 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 513 mg
Calcium 53 mg