Delicious and Spicy Herbed Scallops: How Long to Cook a ?
HOW LONG TO COOK A SCALLOP:
Scallops are a delicate seafood that can be easily overcooked. To ensure perfectly cooked scallops, it is important to know how long to cook them.
Thicker scallops will take longer to cook than thinner ones. Generally, thick scallops should be cooked for about 2-3 minutes per side, while thin scallops should only be cooked for 1-2 minutes per side.
If you are unsure how thick your scallops are, err on the side of caution and cook them for less time rather than more. You can always cook them for a little longer if needed, but you can't undo overcooked scallops!
When cooking scallops, watch for them to turn opaque and white in color. Once they reach this point, they are cooked through and ready to eat.
Enjoy your perfectly cooked scallops.
Scallops are a delicious and healthy choice. But did you know that there is more than one way to cook them? In this blog post, we will discuss how long to , and we will also provide a for Spicy Herbed Scallops using hot sauce.
1. Types of scallops
There are two main types of scallops that we eat, and bay scallops. A is smaller and more delicate than a .
You may have also seen scallops advertised as or . are scallops that have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), while a has been treated with STPP. STPP is a preservative that helps scallops retain water so they appear plumper. These are usually . If you can find a , they are worth the extra effort and cost.
You should be able to find season which runs from July to September. or year-round in the section of your grocery store, but they are usually more affordable and plentiful during
should have a sweet ocean smell. If the they have a fishy smell, do not buy them!
If you are buying , make sure to thaw them properly before . To thaw the , place them in a sealed bag and submerge in cold water for at least 20 minutes. You can also thaw the in the refrigerator overnight.
2. How to clean a
You should always clean scallops before them. To clean scallops, simply rinse them under cold water and remove the small muscle attached to the side of the . Just pinch it between your thumb and first-finger, and tear it away.
Lastly, pat dry the scallops before .
3. What herbs to use with scallops
Scallops are delicious with a variety of herbs. Some of our favorites include:
- - Basil
- - Chives
- - Cilantro
- - Dill
- - Rosemary
- - Thyme
Of course, you can also use scallops as the with no herbs at all. Scallops are delicious simply seasoned with salt and pepper
We also love hot sauce on our scallops!
Some of our favorite hot sauces to use with are:
- - Revved Up's Spicy Cayenne Hot Sauce
- - Revved Up's Serrano Hot Sauce
- - Revved Up's Pineapple Bomb Hot Sauce
These hot sauces add a delicious spicy flavor to scallops.
4. How long to cook a pan
- Pat them dry and season with a little salt and pepper or herbs or sauce.
- Heat a non-stick pan until it's very hot. Add 2 tablespoons of either vegetable oil or .
- Scallops are best cooked quickly over on the stovetop.
- Place scallops in the hot fat and don't move them for at least 2 minutes so they can develop that perfect crust. We generally recommend for two minutes per side. However, scallops can be cooked for longer if you prefer them to be more well done.
- Turn the scallops over and cook for another 2 minutes until they are opaque and slightly browned.
- Remove scallops from the and serve immediately.
- If you are unsure of how long to , simply use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the . Scallops are cooked through when they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- for too long can result in tough, rubbery scallops. So, if you are unsure, it is better to err on the side of under rather than over them, to make the perfect .
Now that you know how to , it's time to try our delicious and spicy herbed !
5. Delicious and spicy herbed scallops
Scallops are a delicious treat. With this , you can make them easily at home and they taste like they are straight from a gourmet restaurant. The flavors are fresh and bright with just enough spice to round it out. You will not taste scallops in the same way again.
By adding Revved Up Spicy Cayenne to the and in the pan, you add pepper and spice to your dish. The Revved Up Spicy Cayenne sauce has the perfect balance of heat, so it doesn't make your scallops too spicy and it really brings out all of the flavors you love.
Spicy Herb Scallops Recipe
Spicy Herbed Scallops with Green Herb Sauce
Seafood / Appetizers
1 1/2 lbs. large scallops (about 16 scallops)
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper
4 TBSP salted butter
4-6 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1-2 TSP Revved Up Spicy Cayenne
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1/4 C fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 C fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 C fresh basil, chopped
2 TBSP red wine vinegar
2 TSP Revved Up Spicy Cayenne
4 Oz. feta cheese, broken into chunks
Green Herb Sauce
Wash scallops well and pat to dry. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat 2 TBSP olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the scallops and season with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides until browned, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the butter, lemon zest, garlic, and Spicy Cayenne. Cook until the garlic is fragrant and the scallops are opaque, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
To make the herb sauce, mix the olive oil, parsley, oregano, basil, vinegar, Spicy Cayenne, and lemon juice. Add the feta and gently sir to combine.
To serve, plate the scallops and pour herb sauce evenly over scallops.
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These scallops are great as a and a sauce to coat the pasta. The are also delicious in on their own, or you can add them into a classic pasta dish. The green herb sauce doubles great as flavor for the salad . The flavors in this recipes go great with any simple oil and vinegar based dressing.