Seared Scallops With Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Seared Scallops with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts
A super simple Brussels sprout and shallot has served with seared scallops. It comes together with a single skillet in about 20 minutes. Yasmin Fahr

Note: You can use bacon in lieu of the pancetta if you prefer or have difficulty finding pancetta.

Recipe Facts



Active: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1/4 pound pancetta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, roughly chopped or shredded with a mandoline (about 6 cups)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 12 large scallops


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add pancetta and cook, stirring, until most of the fat is rendered and it begins to crisp, about 2 minutes. Add shallots and Brussels sprouts, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until browned, about six minutes. Stir in vinegar, scraping up any brown bits, then transfer to a plate and set aside. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel.

  2. Pat the scallops dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Return skillet to medium-high heat and add butter. Heat until foaming subsisdes, then add the scallops and allow to cook without moving until golden brown on first side, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip, return the Brussels sprouts mixture to warm through and continue cooking until scallops are barely cooked through, about 2 minutes longer. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
390 Calories
23g Fat
17g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1198mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 72mg 358%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 850mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)