Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Mash & Fried Capers
Seared scallops are so simple & easy to make for a casual or elegant dinner, especially when you are on the Oregon Coast. I didn’t always think they were easy until I decided to just go for it & I have loved making them ever since. Scallops paired with a light & airy cauliflower mash is a perfect compliment, top it off with fried capers & you have a wonderful dish.
The capers add a briny salinity & the lemon delivers an extra touch of brightness.
TIP: Keep it HOT!! When cooking scallops it is important to cook them very fast on a very hot skillet. Immediately remove them so they don’t overcook and become rubbery.
TIP: Dry: It is very important to pat dry a scallop. Use a paper towel to soak up any moisture before salting & adding to the pan. Any extra moisture will cause the scallops to steam instead of sear.
TIP: Time: Scallops cook very quickly, generally 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Keep a close eye on them & also don’t move them around in the pan, cook them & then flip but don’t disturb them while they are searing.