Scallops on Spinach with Brandy Sauce Recipe

Serves/Makes: 8

Ingredients:

  • 16 large sea scallops, patted dry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/3 cup Calvados*
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (9-ounce) bag spinach leaves
How to cook Scallops on Spinach with Brandy Sauce:
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot; stir 30 seconds. Add Calvados (brandy may ignite); boil 30 seconds. Add cream; boil 2 minutes. Transfer sauce base to bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in another larger nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 8 scallops. Cook until brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining scallops. Add apple juice and thyme to hot skillet. Boil 1 minute, scraping up brown bits. Add sauce base; bring to boil. Remove from heat.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add spinach; toss until barely wilted and still bright green, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt, and pepper. Using tongs, mound spinach in center of plates, dividing equally.
  • Arrange 2 scallops on spinach on each plate. Pour any collected juices from baking sheet into sauce in skillet. Boil until thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; spoon over scallops.

Notes:

The Scallops on Spinach with Brandy Cream Sauce recipe easy to prepare and so good! Usually this dish is served on Christmas Day.

Comment:

*Calvados is an apple brandy from the French region of Basse-Normandie or Lower Normandy.

This recipe for Scallops on Spinach with Brandy Sauce serves/makes: 8

The Scallops on Spinach with Brandy Cream Sauce recipe is adopted from Bon Appetit Magazine - December 2005.

Main Ingredient: Scallops (more Scallops recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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