Seared Curried Scallops with Zucchini
Seared Curried Scallops with Zucchini requires around 20 minutes from start to finish. This recipe serves 2. One portion of this dish contains roughly 0g of protein, 11g of fat, and a total of 99 calories. If you have sea scallops, garnish: cilantro sprigs and lime wedges, vegetable oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, whole 30, and vegan diet.
Remove tough muscle from side of each scallop if necessary. Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with curry powder and salt and pepper to taste.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sear scallops in 2 batches, adding another 1/2 tablespoon oil if necessary, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
Transfer scallops to a plate.
Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet, then cook ginger and garlic over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add zucchini and salt and pepper to taste, then cook, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
Return scallops to skillet with any juices accumulated on plate and toss with zucchini just until heated through, about 1 minute.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir
Scallops works really well with Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Chardonnay and chenin blanc are great matches for grilled or seared scallops. If your scallops are being matched with bacon or other cured meats, try a lightly chilled pinot noir. You could try Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 12 dollars per bottle.
Tenuta di Nozzole Le Bruniche ChardonnayNozzole Le Bruniche is an elegant and distinctive expression of the Chardonnay variety, with a clean, fragrant bouquet of white and tropical fruits offset by slight nuances of toast. On the palate, it shows a superb balance of fruit ripeness underscored by a fresh acidity and structure of medium body, with an overall impression of delicate complexity. These are repeated in the clean, persistent finish, which ends on a subtle toasty note.