Seared Scallops With Cucumber-Pepper Relish Recipe

Step 1

Slice lemon grass stalk thinly crosswise. Peel and halve cucumbers lengthwise, then seed and slice thin crosswise.

Step 2

Relish: Bring lemon grass, vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes and 1/2 cup water to boil in a saucepan; simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup. Strain mixture into a bowl and cool slightly; discard solids. Stir in all other sauce ingredients.

Step 3

Sprinkle scallops with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. Heat one tablespoon oil in a wok or non-stick skillet. Working in batches to avoid overcrowding, and adding remaining oil as needed, saute scallops, turning once, until seared.

Step 4

Spoon a portion of relish onto each plate. Arrange a portion of scallops over the relish and serve immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Scallops
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 Pepper, white
  • 2tb Olive oil
  • *RELISH*
  • 1 Lemon grass stalk
  • 1/2c Rice vinegar
  • 1/4c Sugar
  • 1/2ts Red pepper flakes
  • 2 Cucumber, med
  • 1 Banana pepper; devein/minced
  • 1 Serrano, red; deveined/mince
  • 2ts Cilantro; minced
  • 2ts Basil, fresh; minced
  • 2ts Mint, fresh; minced
  • 1/3c Lime juice
  • 1 Salt
  • 1 Pepper, white

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