Scallops Caprese

Scallops Caprese

Serves 6 as an appetizer

Sea scallops stand in for mozzarella in this clever twist on a traditional caprese salad. Remember: Full-flavored ripe tomatoes and fresh basil are essential to the success of this recipe.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound frozen sea scallops, defrosted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound medium-sized heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup packed basil leaves
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Method: 

Slice scallops in half horizontally. Brush both sides of scallops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill or broil until cooked through, turning once, about 1 minute each side. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Whisk lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard and sugar in a small bowl to blend. Slowly whisk in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Layer tomatoes, scallops and basil leaves on a large platter, alternating and overlapping them. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Alternatively, toss the scallops, tomatoes and basil together and toss with the vinaigrette. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:260 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 25g protein
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