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Dinner Tonight: Israeli Couscous with Roasted Lemons, Capers, Seared Scallops and Lemon Creme Fraiche (via Food52)

Generally scallops are paired with ingredients that highlight the natural sweetness in the scallop, however in this Food52 recipe the scallops' briny flavors are emphasized. Pairing them with a couscous scented with roasted lemons, capers (and caper berries), and a sauce bright with both lemon zest and juice emphasizes all the briny notes of the scallops. More

Dinner Tonight: Seared Scallops with Spring Onion and Tarragon Cream (via Food52)

Seafood in the summer is great because it's quick to cook (limiting time over a hot stove) and doesn't leave you feeling weighted down. This recipe from Food52 takes seared scallops and adds a fresh spring onion and tarragon cream to the equation. The result is a sweet scallop that's balanced by an herby and fresh cream sauce. It's easy to cook and looks stunning on the plate. More

12 Scallop Recipes We Love

Scallops are incredibly simple and quick to prepare but nonetheless always feel like a sophisticated, extravagant dish. Best of all, they are pretty much the perfect partner for the fresh, colorful vegetables that will soon be in season. In the spirit of spring, we've compiled 12 scallop recipes; from curry to ceviche, there's a recipe here for everyone. More

Dinner Tonight: Seared Scallops with Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is a good, quick sauce to have in the repertoire. Not to be confused with anything out of Mexico, salsa verde is from Italy. The piquant, herb-based sauce usually features parsley, capers, and and olive oil. It's easy to prepare from pantry ingredients and reliably good with roasted vegetables and grilled meats; even robust flavors can stand up to this flavorful sauce. But until now, I've never had it with seafood. More

Dinner Tonight: Scallops with Asparagus and Sugar Snap Peas

I was sold on this recipe from David Pasternack's The Young Man & the Sea (which, it should be noted, SE overlord Ed Levine co-wrote) from the moment I saw the combination of fresh asparagus and sugar snap peas. Could any recipe scream spring more? Both of them only need a few minutes in a hot pan, and they come out bright green and perfectly tender. Scallops, of course, are always a great addition, and their inherent sweetness really plays well with the vegetables. More

Dinner Tonight: Grilled Scallops with Mint Pesto and Balsamic Syrup

No matter how many times I cook scallops, they still feel utterly fancy and special when I make them at home—it's more like I'm eating at a restaurant than my own kitchen. This recipe, from Diane Rossen Worthington's Seriously Simple, does nothing to spoil this fantasy. It features a complex twist on pesto using toasted almond and pungent mint leaves that pairs wonderfully with the sweet scallops and is pretty easy to prepare. More

Cook the Book: Scallops with Pea Purée and Ham

Simple, beautiful, and and astonishingly easy to prepare, these Scallops with Pea Purée and Ham are a plate that you'll want to make over and over again until the last of the spring peas are gone. It's got "dinner party" written all over it—the sort of dish that elicits all sorts of oohs and aahs but doesn't require any sort of cheffy skills or serious time commitment in the kitchen. More

Cook the Book: Ragoût of Shellfish

Shellfish and crustaceans have a natural affinity for anise-y, licorice-y flavored things. Bouillabaisse isn't really complete without a few slices of fennel and mussels steamed with Pernod. But I'd never thought to add tarragon to the seafood before coming across this Ragoût of Shellfish in At Elizabeth David's Table. The recipe begins with an incredibly flavorful roux of butter, onion, garlic, a bit of sugar, and white wine. In classic Elizabeth David fashion, the amount of tarragon added is entirely up to the chef. More

Scallops with Pea Puree and Vermouth Sauce

It's been said before that even in pea season, frozen peas are perfectly acceptable, and sometimes better than their fresh counterparts. Which means that this recipe is pretty much always in season. Like many of the dishes in Rozanne Gold's Radically Simple, this recipe packs a ton of flavor into a short ingredient list, and tastes like it was a lot more difficult to make than it actually was. More

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