The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Seared Scallops Over Parsnip Puree

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

4
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Start your festive dinner with this elegant first course of juicy, seared scallops served atop a luscious, sweet parsnip puree, accented with warm spice and toasted pine nuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Parsnips
  • 2 cups Milk, Plus More If Needed
  • 1 pound Fresh Sea Scallops
  • 2 Tablespoons Avocado Or Grapeseed Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts
  • Salt And Pepper
  • Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Preparation

Peel and chop parsnips, and place in a saucepan with milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15–20 minutes, or until parsnips are soft.

Put parsnips and all the liquid into a blender with a pinch of salt, pepper and freshly ground nutmeg. Blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed. Keep warm.

Pat dry scallops well, and leave uncovered to further air-dry for 30 minutes or so.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a cast iron pan until almost smoking, and gently add half of the scallops in a single layer, making sure they don’t touch. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the top side. Sear for 2–3 minutes without stirring, until the bottom is deeply browned and scallops are almost all the way cooked through. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and flip the scallops over. Add salt and pepper on the other side, and cook for another minute while basting the scallops with the butter. Remove to a plate and keep warm while you cook the remaining scallops using the remaining oil and butter.

When scallops are cooked and removed to a plate, reduce heat to medium-low and add pine nuts to the pan. Toast for a few minutes until golden.

Serve scallops atop parsnip puree. Sprinkle the pine nuts on top and add some more freshly ground nutmeg. Add fresh herbs if desired.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Fresh Boiled Lobster
Profile Photo by Chef Markus Mueller | Earth, Food, and Fire in Main Courses
Learn how to boil fresh succulent Attlantic lobster. It's a surprisingly...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Mustard Salmon with Veggies & Scallion Rice
Profile Photo by Christy @ Sunsets on the Side in Main Courses
Salmon slathered in a flavorful mustard lemon vinaigrette and roasted until...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Seared Salmon and Pea Puree with Mint
Profile Photo by Sabrina Russo in Main Courses
Salmon and peas are a classic combination. In this dish, I...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi
Profile Photo by Taylor Kiser in Main Courses
A paleo, keto and whole30-friendly weeknight dinner with only 3 ingredients!...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 2 Level: Easy


15-minute Beer Battered Shrimp
Profile Photo by Carissa Nelson in Main Courses
This 15-minute beer-battered shrimp recipe comes together quickly with baking mix...
5.00 Mitt(s) 1 Rating(s)1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy