Olive Oil & Sea Salt Pan Seared Scallops with Quinoa #SundaySupper

Sunday, June 10, 2012

{  Olive Oil & Sea Salt Pan Seared Scallops with Quinoa  }
& a giveaway

Summer!! You're here! Where have you been my friend?! Well ok, technically you're not going to be officially here for like another week or so, but in my book June 1st = Summer. Sunny days, riding with the windows down, sweet tea, pool time, the beach, seashells, birthdays (haha my birthday especially). 

I have a love hate relationship with Summer. I love all of those things that I just listed BUT I do not like the extreme heat. And here in the south we get a lot of extreme heat. * Luckily so far this year it's been relatively mild, but wait til July and August get here.... whoo wee... it's gonna be hot*

Oh and with us living in this old farm house with no central air... yeah... it's gets HOT HOT. So the last thing I want to do is stand over the stove for an extremely long time or have the oven on for long. I don't need that extra heat.. eek. That's why I love this recipe. The scallops take about 6 minutes and the quinoa takes about 10 minutes. 

This week the #SundaySupper Group that includes myself and some other amazing blogger that are listed at the bottom of this post, joined with LAND O LAKES®  to bring you some Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes using their new LAND O LAKES®  Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
I love that this butter already has the olive oil and sea salt in it! It added the perfect amount of seasoning to these scallops. This recipe is so simple and quick, and thanks to the new LAND O LAKES®  Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt it's packed full of flavor. 

(Printable Recipe Here)

Olive Oil & Sea Salt Pan Seared Scallops with Quinoa


For Scallops:

12 large scallops
1 tablespoons  LAND O LAKES®  Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

For Pan Sauce:

1 tablespoon  LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
1/4 cup broth (Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth, or Seafood Broth etc.)

For Quinoa:

1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
2 cups water


For Scallops:

Carefully pat the scallops dry with a paper towel. 

Sprinkle the both sides of each scallop with pepper. 

Turn the heat on medium high and heat a medium frying pan (or saute pan). 

Once the pan is  hot, add 1 tablespoons of  LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. 

As soon as the butter is melted, place the scallops into the pan. Don't crowd the pan. 

Cook the bottoms of the scallops for about 3 minutes. 

Flip the scallops over and cook for 2 more minutes. 

Both sides should be nicely browned now. Transfer the scallops to a plate. 

*Make the sauce in the same pan WITHOUT cleaning it first**

For Pan Sauce:

With the pan still hot, add 1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. 

Move the butter around with a wooden spoon until melted. Run it over all of the brown spots on the pan where the scallops were cooking.

Pour in the broth and whisk. Make sure to scrap the bottom of the pan for the little brown bits. 

Whisk them into the broth and butter mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it boil for about 3-4 minutes or until it has reduced some. 

Remove from heat and pour over scallops.

For Quinoa:

Measure out 1 cup of quinoa. Place the quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse with cold water. Drain.

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add in quinoa and simmer for about 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is adsorbed. Fluff with a fork.

Serve Scallops over the quinoa. 

Yields: 4 servings

Here are some other amazing bloggers and their recipes for #sundaysupper

Join us this week for Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes #SundaySupper. We’ll share these fabulous recipes and want you to share yours with us!  The fun starts at 3pm EST and lasts all afternoon until dinner time and sometimes beyond.  All you have to do is follow the hashtag #sundaysupper on twitter or follow along on TweetChat.  Our#SundaySupper Pinterest Board will be filled with wonderful Simple and Fresh Summer Recipes. There is always room Around the Family Table for you.
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About LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt Land O’Lakes is expanding its popular line of half-stick butter with the introduction of LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. This new product contains wholesome ingredients: sweet cream, olive oil and sea salt. LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt is an easy and convenient way to simply enhance the flavor of your favorite foods. Available in a premeasured half-stick size, this new product can be used for topping and cooking a variety of foods, combining the two ingredients consumers often combine separately when frying or sautĂ©ing foods. The delicious taste of butter and olive oil will add delicious flavor to any dish.
Disclosure: The author received a full-value coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Oh and If you're still here and still reading, I have a little giveaway for you! Not only did LAND O LAKES® full-value coupon redeemable for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt but they sent me a coupon for you too! Good for 1 box of LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt!