Grilled Scallops with Yellow Pepper Sauce

“This is a once-in-a-while treat for us! The sauce can be made with red or orange peppers - its also delicious over grilled fish.”
READY IN:
37mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 yellow peppers, seeded & sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or 1 cup fish stock
  • 14 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 20 fresh large scallops

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tbsps of the oil in a saucepan; add onion& cook gently until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add peppers, garlic& thyme and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat& simmer for 20 minutes or until the peppers are very soft.
  4. Puree the pepper mixture, return to a clean pan, add the cream& sugar and bring to a boil.
  5. Season to taste, reduce heat& simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, season the scallops.
  7. Add remaining oil to a very hoy frying pan& sear the scallops for 2 minutes on the first side.
  8. Turn& cook for another minute or until just opaque in the center.
  9. Serve with sauce.

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