Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ginger Scallops in Cream Sauce

Gosh this was good.  Seafood is a real departure from what we normally eat as neither one of us particularly cares for fish, and the only seafood we agree on is scallops, so finding a recipe we both enjoy is a kitchen coup.  Okay, so this wasn't a coup; Ole Sweetie-Pi thought it lacked flavor; the only thing he could taste was carrots. However,  I thought it was full of flavor from the ginger and wine.  I'm making this again, if only for me!

Ginger Scallops in Cream Sauce

5 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (also known as green onions)
1 1/2 cups carrots, julienned (cut into matchsticks)
1/2 cup dry white wine (I used a sauvignon blanc)
1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt (taste before seasoning, may not need it)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 pound bay or sea scallops (sea scallops cut in half if they are very large)

In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter and add the scallions.  Cook and stir for about one minute.

Add the carrots and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in the wine and gingerroot.  When the mixture is thoroughly heated, add the cream, and salt and pepper.
Cook and stir the sauce over medium-high heat about five minutes or until it is reduced by half.

Add the scallops to the sauce, cooking for one minute if they are bay scallops, or two minutes if using sea scallops.

Stir in remaining butter and serve.

Just amazing over rice!!

37 comments:

  1. This sounds good. My family enjoys seafood. I have 3 seafood recipes planned for this months menu. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Using ginger and wine sounds so scrumptious. the seafood lover in me would enjoy this and it looks so elegant...great for guest too!

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  3. This really does sound wonderful and so elegant. I've got a scallop in orange cream sauce that I love. Haven't made it in awhile. I did blog about it last summerish, if you want to go and do a "scallop" search on my blog.

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  4. This sounds great. Scallops,win and ginger would make a wonderful combo..I love flavorful dishes like this :-)

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  5. Oh I love scallops! The sauce looks so creamy and delicious!

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  6. Ginger? Wine? Scallops in a cream sauce? I am so there. I would love to hear dinner conversations betwen you and Sweetie Pie. They do make me smile.

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  7. I'm not such a fan of seafood and scallops though I love fish! I bet this sauce would go really great over whitefish though. It sounds delicious.

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  8. Don't you hate it when you love a dish and your other half doesn't? It happens to me all the time. I don't think his taste buds work right :)

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  9. This dish sounds mighty flavorful to me! I never cook scallops at home cuz my hubby doesn't like them :(

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  10. Hi Katy. Everytime I come to your blog and see that bread I just want to bite into it. I love bread and love to bake it. The dish sounds wonderful, I'm not sure if esposo would agree but to me I love trying all kinds of food. I still have the recipe for the Avacado, Kiwi, Orange Salad, but I know esposo is going to frown on it when I make it. It doesn't matter because I will still make it. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow, fabulous preparation of scallops! Fantastic flavors in the sauce!

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  12. We can't do seafood around here due to some food allergies, but I love the combination of ingredients and wonder if I could substitute chicken for the scallops?

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  13. I love scallops done right but have been too terrified to try making them on my own. Your recipe looks delicious!

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  14. I've always been a bit hesitant to try scallops, but this sounds too good to ignore. Thank you so much for sharing - I love to learn how to do new things!
    Susan

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  15. I love scallops and this recipe sounds great especially with ginger in it. So flavourful!

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  16. I think that this looks wonderful! Yours was the first recipe I clicked in my blogroll tonight when I read the title of this post. I couldn't wait to read about it. Ginger Scallops in Cream Sauce...YUM!

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  17. The flavors sound like a melody, Katy. I adore scallops but for some reason, I always prepare them the same way. Time for a change, thanks for the inspiration. Perhaps, Ole Sweetie-Pi needs a dash of garlic butter for dunking:)

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  18. What a beautiful dish, great flavors and color.
    Mimi

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  19. Perfect scallop dish! Really inviting!

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  20. I'm a great fan of seafood, this sounds great! Very tempting!
    Cheers

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  21. MMMMM,...the scallops look lovely,...yum yum yum!

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  22. The scallops look delicious Katy and this dish sounds like it is packed with flavor!

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  23. Katy, I'm printing this one out :) It looks absolutely heavenly. Scallops with cream -- yum. I never would have thought to put carrots with scallops, but I'll bet it's super.

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  24. what an unique dish. I have never cooked scallops. Definitely sounds like something I should try.

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  25. how decadent! i love this! i'm making this for our next fancy meal!

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  26. We don't eat much seafood, because of availability, but I'd love to try your scallops Katy! Love that cream addition, and your photo makes it look so elegant.

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  27. I think we ought to put Ole Sweetie Pie and Grumpy in a room together and you and I can go off and enjoy all the good food! :)

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  28. This inspires me to cook with scallops more! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe!

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  29. It's a pity that I can't find fresh scallops easily. Really love the dish!

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  30. This dish is beautiful!! I've only eaten scallops a couple of times in a restaurant. I can't decide if I like them or not. Your recipe really makes me want to give them another try! ;)

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  31. Definitely a beautiful and elegant dish here! Sounds delicious too! :-)

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  32. I love scallops... and with ginger, well that would be a good combination.

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  33. I really need to get more fish into my diet. I've only made scallops twice. I'm still a beginner but I do like playing with them. This recipe looks delicious with the wine and butter. Cant go wrong with wine and butter!!! LOL
    Thumbs up!

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  34. Oh delicious Katy! Just delicious. You're so crafty and creative :)

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  35. I've never made scallops before but they're SO good in restaurants! I am such a ginger lover too... I may just have to buck up and try making these scallops!

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  36. All of us enjoy seafood though Babygirl is off and on the fence about shrimp. Thanks, Katy for passing along the recipe. I'll be giving it a try soon.
    ~ingrid

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