Grilled Scallops With Red Pepper Sauce

“Entered for safe-keeping. From Simply Classic by Jr League of Seattle. Elegant. Northwest U.S. cuisine. May use either fresh red bell peppers, roasted, or canned roasted red peppers. Note: reviews recommended use of reduced sodium chicken broth in lieu of regular chicken stock as the sauce seemed too salty. Likewise, I would also use unsalted butter. I normally substitute the reduced sodium ingredients while cooking anyway out of force of habit.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
12 skewers
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak 12 bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. SAUCE:.
  3. Place roasted peppers, stock and wine in processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into a 12-inch skillet. Add basil and cook over medium-high heat until mixture is reduced to about 1 1/2 cups.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add chilled butter a little at a time. Stir until melted and completely incorporated into sauce. Remove from heat, cover and keep warm.
  5. SCALLOPS:.
  6. Drain water from skewers. Divide scallops evenly among the skewers and brush with melted butter. Place skewers on grill 2-4 inches above very hot coals. Cook, turning once, until scallops are opaque in the thickest part, about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Divide sauce among 6 warm dinner plates. Remove scallops from skewers and place on top of sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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