Seared Scallops With Whiskey Cream Sauce
Scallops make me swoon. The only scallops I’ve ever met that I didn’t like are overcooked scallops. There is a fine line between ridiculous (as in you want to lick the plate they’re so good) and rubbery. I love them because they’re sweet, succulent and when you sear them my knees buckle. A little butter, a little olive oil, a simple sprinkling of sea salt and pepper and you’re halfway there. Honestly they would be just fine like this but I am saucy ehem a sauce girl so we press forward. With whiskey. And cream. And butter. Because I love you.
You’re welcome! You can also thank Land O’Lakes. Why? Well because they’ve made things a whole lot easier in the kitchen for those of us that LURVE butter and olive oil. How you ask? They’ve COMBINED butter and olive oil and sea salt. Can you hear the music? Pretty stinking genius if you ask me! Have you tried it? I’m smitten.
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What You Will Need:
- 1 pound sea scallops, about 12 large
- 2 tablespoons Land O' Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup whiskey
- 1 clove garlic - minced
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- chives - optional
What To Do:
- Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Season with salt/pepper. Set aside.
- Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. When pan is hot add butter and melt. Add scallops. Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes until a crust has developed. Carefully flip and repeat. Remove scallops. Keep warm.
- Deglaze pan with whiskey. Cook until alcohol has burned off. Add garlic and cream. Cook until mixture slightly thickens.
- Pour sauce over scallops. Garnish with fresh chives if desired.