Mint Julep Scallops - Seafood Recipes - Dacor

Dacor Cooking Recipe

Chef Brian Malarkey

Mint Julep Scallops

Mint Julep Scallops

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes, Yield: 1 serving (2 if served as appetizer)

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil (Canola)
  • 4 each scallops, large - cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon Makers Mark
  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1/4 stick of butter
  • 5 each mint leaves - sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine and use for the seasoning scallops:

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon mixed peppercorns - ground

Preparation

In a medium sized sauté pan add the cooking oil and bring it up to a high temperature.

Add the seasoned scallops and once they have caramelized on one side flip them and continue cooking until crispy golden brown on both sides.

Deglaze with the Makers Mark and step back while the alcohol burns off.

Slowly stir in the butter.  When the butter has melted almost entirely add the mint and blackberries.  Let the flavors melt together another minute, then remove from heat.

Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and serve.  Enjoy!