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Test Kitchen Approved

Tequila Chile Lime Scallops

Recipe By Kate Wheeler, Savory Spice—Santa Fe, NM owner

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Kate Wheeler, Savory Spice—Santa Fe, NM owner

A unique and simple method for cooking scallops in a flavorful marinade/sauce.

Ingredients

1 lbs. scallops

2 oz. tequila

2 Tbsp. blue agave

2 Tbsp. olive oil


1 Tbsp. lime juice


2 Tbsp. cold, unsalted butter

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Crushed Aleppo Peppers

    The Aleppo pepper, also known as a Halaby pepper, is named after the city in northern Syria famous for its chiles. Grown both in Syria and Turkey, ...

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  • Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

    This pink salt is believed to be quite possibly the most ancient of all sea salts. Dried up ancient oceans have left salt beds hundreds of feet dee...

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Directions

Marinate scallops in tequila, blue agave, olive oil, Crushed Aleppo Chiles, lime juice, and Fine Pink Himilayan Sea Salt for 30 min. Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat. Remove scallops from marinade and pat dry. Sear for 2 to 3 min. per side or until golden brown. Transfer scallops to serving plate. Add marinade and butter to pan. Simmer until slightly thickened. Serve scallops over rice and drizzled with sauce.