Seaside Serenade: Scallops & Cherry Tomatoes in Caper-Butter Euphoria

Dive into a marine masterpiece of perfectly seared scallops paired with the sweet burst of cherry tomatoes, all drenched in a buttery caper sauce. The briny capers juxtaposed with the richness of butter form a sauce that's a symphony for the senses, making each bite a seaside serenade.

Seaside Serenade: Scallops & Cherry Tomatoes in Caper-Butter Euphoria

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time:

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size:

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 4-5 scallops per person with a generous serving of sauce

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 320 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 22g
  • Fats: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Fiber: 1g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Fresh scallops: 500 grams (16-20 scallops)
  • Cherry tomatoes: 200 grams
  • Butter: 100 grams
  • Capers: 50 grams
  • Fresh garlic (minced): 20 grams
  • White wine: 100ml
  • Fresh parsley (chopped): 20 grams
  • Lemon zest: from 1 lemon
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • In a skillet, melt half the butter over medium-high heat. Sear the scallops until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and cook until they start to burst.
  • Pour in the white wine and let it reduce by half.
  • Stir in the remaining butter, capers, and lemon zest. Bring to a simmer.
  • Return the scallops to the skillet, ensuring they're coated in the sauce.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Always pat scallops dry before searing to achieve a golden crust.
  • For an added layer of flavor, a splash of lemon juice can be added to the sauce.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use sun-dried tomatoes instead? Certainly! Sun-dried tomatoes will offer a more intense and concentrated tomato flavor.
  • What's a good wine pairing for this dish? A crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio would complement the dish beautifully.