This week our recipe is on page 74 of A Taste of Utica
Posted by psikopy (no spelling error, I promise)
This recipe can be either an appetizer or a meal for two.Â
If you arenâ€™t familiar with cooking scallops, this is a great time to start.Â
Tips:Â Rinse scallops and pat dry.Â Try to get as dry as possible because if you donâ€™t the scallop will retain water and you wonâ€™t get a nice caramelization on the outside when grilled.Â
Fresh scallops are best.Â Â
- 1 lb Scallops
- 1/2 lemon cut in to wedges
- 2 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
- 1/2 cup butter (or 0% Trans Fat Margarine such as Promise Healthy Heart)
- pinch of salt and pinch of pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
Microwave the butter/margarine until it fully melts.Â Add the garlic, onion, scallops, salt and pepper.Â Squeeze the lemon juice over everything and mix around.Â Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Using a grill, cook the scallops for about 2 minutes on each side.Â Medium heat (top rack if you have one).Â
In a sauce pan, heat the marinade from the scallops in a pan over simmering heat.Â Add the scallops.Â Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
*The same method was used to grill swordfish.Â Superb!
Use sea scallops in this recipe NOT bay scallops. Bay scallops are the really small ones. Theyâ€™re very good and have a nice sweet taste when bought fresh.Â But this recipe is for the larger sea scallop.Â Make sure you purchase the correct shell fish.
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