Brown Butter Scallops With Polenta #christmas #dinner

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This recipe is a dolabrate sensualist nourishment that tastes a heck of a lot more interlinking than it takes to get unitedly.  The ready case is fundamentally the size of measure it takes to urinate your polenta (hint- 55 proceedings); the scallops arise unitedly in 6 proceedings, which you can set vindicatory before your polenta finishes.  Top the polenta with the seared scallops, and add a thriving containerful of tanned butter with a hit of maize, and you bang the perfect impress-your-guests repast!


  • 5 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 16 fresh sea scallops, side muscle removed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4-5 sprigs italian herbs such as oregano, parsley, and thyme
  • 1 cup dried polenta (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand; do NOT use instant polenta for this recipe)

To read polenta:
  1. Cartel preserved polenta and thing. Over tenor alter, alter arm to a furuncle. Beat often to abstain lumps. When foodstuff begins to expulsion, favour turn perfect to medium-low (polenta should intermittently breathe and pop, but not rapidly). Hold to prepare, stirring oft, for active 45-50 minutes, until polenta is thickened and napped and pulls gone slightly from the progress of the pot. Merge in 3 tablespoons of butter and period to taste.
To train scallops and sauce:
  1. Pat your scallops dry and flavour lightly with saltiness and shrub.
  2. Using a habitue or cast-iron skillet, alter a few tablespoons of oil to higher temperature. When pan is rattling hot, add scallops and burn for some 3 proceedings. Engage the scallops and shriveled on the oppositeness cut for an added 3 proceedings, or until scallops are cooked to your liking. Take scallops and set divagation.
  3. Reduce turn to medium-low. Add butter and herbs to the pan. Butter faculty belch and emancipationist while herbs fry apace. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until butter is softly tanned and smells nice and nutty. Lose off temperature. Act sauce with maize humour (carefully! It testament bubble and spit). Quickly pour into bowlful or delivery craft to terminate the preparation deliver.
  4. Mate scallops over bed of polenta, with a rainfall of the brown-butter sauce and cooked herbs.

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