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scallops with saffron hollandaise

serves 2-4
prep time 4 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For scallops with saffron hollandaise

  • 12 lg
    sea scallops
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    saffron threads
  • 2 Tbsp
    warm water
  • 3 lg
    egg yolks
  • 1 c
    melted butter
  • juice of half lemon
  • salt and white pepper

How To Make scallops with saffron hollandaise

  • 1
    For the Saffron Hollandaise. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Toast the saffron threads for 10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and add the hot water. Let soak overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • 2
    Put the egg yolks and saffron mixture into a small saucepan. Whisk until frothy. Set the pan over low heat and whisk for about 5 minutes until thickend and mousse like. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in the melted butter. Whisk in the lemon juice and season with salt and Pepper.
  • 3
    For the scallops. Pat the scallops dry and season with salt and pepper. Add the oil to a skillet. Once hot sear the scallops on each side for about 2 to 3 minutes to get a good brown color.
  • 4
    To plate spoon the Hollandaise on the plate and top with the scallops.

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