Friday, March 11, 2011

Seared Sea Scallops with Vegetable Slaw with Lemon Vinaigrette

My husband and I love going to Epcot's Wine and Food Festival; this is where you walk around Disney's Epcot and stop at different food kiosks that represent different countries. The food that you can purchase is some of the best that the world has to offer, and this year I loved so many of the dishes that I bought the recipe book. Hands down this recipe was our favorite food that the festival had to offer, I know that you too will love it. I purchased my scallops at Sam's Club, and paid $23.00 for a bag of these large beauties.

Ingredients for slaw
3/4 c diced yellow pepper
3/4 c diced red pepper
1 c thinly sliced red onion
2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb
3/4 c fresh lemon juice
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and fresh black pepper to taste

For vegetable salad, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

For scallops, remove the small side muscle from each scallop, rinse with cols water and pat dry. Salt the scallops.

Ingredients for scallops
1 to 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops
Coarse salt to taste
2 tsp butter
2 tsp olive oil

Add butter and oil to a saute pan over high heat. As pan begins to smoke, add the scallops, making sure they do not touch each other. Sear for 1 1/2 minutes each side, they will have a golden crust but still be translucent in the center.

Serve immediately with vegetable slaw

Serves 4
Ingredients for salad
Cut everything up and mix dressing in, place in large ziplog bag 
and store in fridge for at least 30 minutes
How did  this picture get in here? Yup, that's me with
my birthday ipad!!
Look at these beauties
Heat up the oil and butter
Add scallops to pan once it starts smoking
Look at that gorgeous golden crust
I plated mine with some of the slaw surrounding
the scallops.



  1. that slaw is as colorful as your blog background! nice dish, christina, and excellent use of a ziplock bag. :)

  2. Thanks Grace for the nice words. I use ziplock bags to store everything, especially things with liquid!