Seared Scallops with Mediterranean Herb Butter
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- 2 lb
- sea scallops (rinsed and patted dry)
- 2 Tbsp
- 2 Tbsp
- mediterranean herb butter (from specialty cheese shoppe)
- fresh oregano
- fresh parsley
- fresh thyme
- fresh sage
- fresh marjoram
- 1 pinch
- cayenne pepper
- fresh garlic, minced
- coarse black pepper
- 1/2 c
- olive oil
(IF MEDITERRANEAN HERB BUTTER IS NOT AVAILABLE AT YOUR STORE YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN) MEDITERRANEAN HERB BUTTER:
Chop up the fresh herbs and add a pinch of cayenne pepper, minced garlic and a few shakes of coarse black pepper.
Mix together in small bowl.
In a bottle, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of herb mixture and approximately 1/2 cup olive oil.
Place scallops, all flat side down, in hot oil, (don't shake pan, this will allow the scallops to caramelize, 2 to 3 minutes).
Flip scallops over and sear other side, 1 to 2 minutes.
Herb butter is also great when poured on a plate and served with a nice loaf of crusty bread for dunking.