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Seared Scallops with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts February 28, 2014

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 Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

¼ pound pancetta, cut into ½-inch cubes (bacon can be used as substitute)

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

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

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

12 large scallops

 

Directions:

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.

 Pat the scallops dry and season generously with salt and pepper.

Return skillet to medium-high heat and add butter.

 Heat until foaming subsides, 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 and enjoyyy!

 

Thank you to seriouseats.com for the recipe

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