Pan-Seared Scallops with Tomatoes and Pesto

  • 3sacharm Posted: 01/08/09
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    I am not sure if I did anything wrong, but these did not taste good at all. I think it may have been the scallops. I also did not feel so good afterwards either. This was the first time I cooked scallops and I am not sure I am going to try again.

  • DrSolar Posted: 12/17/08
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    Low fat cooking keeps our cast iron pans in the drawer, nonstick pan or grill works just fine. Love large sea scallops, cut them in half across grain to cook faster. Cooking med-rare and letting finish out of pan reduces chance of rubbery results. Not a pesto fan so used less cuz I like taste of scallops. Cutting grape or cherry tomatoes in half is great idea. Served on an unassuming spaghetti noodle bed tossed with soysauce, garlic and olive oil.

  • julie64 Posted: 01/01/09
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    Added chicken for the kids and they both gave it a thumbs up! This was delish - fresh and sweet and just plain good. Easy to make and pretty to serve. Even my mother in law loved it. I will make again!

  • karen barrett Posted: 12/19/08
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    we loved this recipe i would make it again. not only did it taste great but was easy to make . i served it with a saled , crusty bread, and a glass of wine

  • abc012 Posted: 07/14/10
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    easy enough, I did have plenty of sauce and did use a cast iron pan. I found the balsmic/ lemon combination overpowered the scallops.

  • Jul1C00ks Posted: 07/16/10
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    I found the flavor combination so tasty and wonderful! I don't think the balsamic vinegar and lemon overpowered the scallops at all; they gave the dish incredible flavor. This recipe was delicious, the kind of flavor that makes the dish a joy to eat and something I want to make again. It's hard to find a good, flavorful light dish, but this one fills the bill for me. I added chopped green onions, but that's the only change I made.

  • puravida Posted: 10/30/09
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    My whole family loved this! My eight year old wanted more after she finsihed 4 large scallops. I served with my own pesto sauce and used cut up regular tomatos because I didn't have grape tomatos and it turned out great!!

  • Brick1869 Posted: 07/17/10
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    this recipe is too die for. Why go to a restaraunt and pay big bucks for scallops, when you can make this dish which is full of flavor and doesn't cost alot of money? This is a new family favorite and super easy to make

  • JoeOhio Posted: 07/27/10
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    I followed the directions to a T and this turned out completely gross. Not only was it a complicated mess but it was just all out disgusting. I served a shrimp cocktail app. sides included rice pilaf, and asparagus. I would not make this again.

  • vibikelady Posted: 10/09/10
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    Yum Yum Yum! This recipe made our meal a special occasion, even though I served it on an ordinary Friday night. I added a layer of pasta over some of the pesto then put more pesto on the pasta. Not having any grape tomatoes, I diced some really ripe Rome tomatoes and used them in the topping. The first bite elicited a very emphatic "excellent" from my husband. We agreed at the end of the meal that it is definitely a keeper and that it will become a favorite, good for a family meal or a special occasion.

  • carolfitz Posted: 07/14/14
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    Been meaning to make this since CL labeled it one of their "champions." Super-easy. We made to recipe, only sub was fresh garlic instead of bottled. Nice combo of flavors & colors.

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