Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This dinner was made last Friday when we had our dinner guests... I forgot to take a picture of the final product :-( but have the steps leading up to it!

The fun part is roasting the peppers...aren't they colorful!

These ingredients make up the sauce

The scallops are grilled and served with the sauce... this is the part where you have to use your imagination of the scallops being served with the sauce.  They were pretty good though I might want to add more spice next time - a little bland for me - so we gave it 3 stars

Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Serves: 4 Calories: 208 Prep Time to Table: 45 minutes
Recipe : Cooking Light

-about 2 lbs large sea scallops
-4 medium red peppers
-2 cups chicken broth
-1/2 cup dry white wine
-2 tbls fresh chopped basil
-2 tbl chilled butter cut into small pieces
 -¼ tsp salt

1. Thread scallops on skewers; cover and chill
2. Turn on gas grill; put peppers on grate and rotate cooking until skin is blackened
3. Put peppers in a baggie and let sit about 10 minutes
4. Peel peppers and discard skins and seeds; chop
5. Place peppers, broth and wine in blender; process until smooth
6. Combine pepper mixture and basil in skillet and bring to boil; cook until reduced to 1 ½ cups (~ 5 minutes)
7. Reduce heat to low and gradually add butter stirring until melted. Cover and keep warm
8. Sprinkle scallops with butter; spray grill grate with PAM; grill about 2-3 minutes on each side until done.
9. Serve with sauce

Notes: French bread is good with the sauce too!

1 comment:

  1. I love both scallops and roasted red peppers. Combining them is something I've never done. Thanks for posting this. I will have to try this sauce with scallops next time we buy them.

    There is a good cooking blog that I follow, Bizzy Bakes, that you may be interested in. http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/ There are a lot of good recipes on there plus, they do a Recipe Box link party on Tuesdays. Just thought I would pass that on to another foodie. :)



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