Reply to "What's your favorite way to do scallops?"

Actually had this last month (again.) It's become a family favorite.

Seared Scallops in Ginger Sauce

4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
24 sea scallops
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1/2 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 green onion finely chopped

Melt 2 tablespoons butter with oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Add 12 scallops to skillet and sear until brown, about 1 minute per side; transfer to bowl. Sear remaining 12 scallops; transfer to same bowl. Add ginger and garlic to skillet and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine and vinegar and boil 2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits. Add cream and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Boil until sauce thickens enough to coat spoon, about 3 minutes. Return scallops and any collected juices to skillet. Simmer until scallops are just opaque in center, about 2 minutes. Mix in cilantro and green onion.

This recipe is NOT original, and was cut and pasted from Epicurious.com several years ago. Highly recommended.

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