seared scallops with leek vinaigrette

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By barbara lentz
from beulah, MI

great seafood dish

serves 2-4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For seared scallops with leek vinaigrette

  • 12 lg
    scallops patted dry
  • salt and pepper
  • lemon juice
  • LEEK VINAIGRETTE
  • 6 md
    leeks white and light green parts only
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dirty bastard dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    sugar

How To Make seared scallops with leek vinaigrette

  • 1
    Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Set them aside at room temp while making the vinaigrette.
  • 2
    Clean the leeks well and slice thinly. Heat two tbsp olive oil in large saute pan. Turn the heat to medium and add the leeks with a little salt. let the leeks sweat for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • 3
    Place the remaining olive oil, mustard, vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper in a jar with a lid and shake well to mix the ingredients.
  • 4
    When the leeks are done addt a few tbsp of the vinagrette to the to the leeks.
  • 5
    Place the remaining vinagrette in a large skillet. once hot add the scallops and sear on both sides about 3 mminutes each side.
  • 6
    Spoon the leeks on a plate and top with the scallops.

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