Pan-Seared Scallops with a Yukon Gold Potato Mash and Basil Oil (Emeril)

Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.9
  • Total Fat: 20.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 79.2 mg
  • Sodium: 990.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 20.3 g

Report Inappropriate Recipe

Submitted by:

Number of Servings: 4


    1 1/2 cups peeled, diced Yukon gold potatoes
    1/4 cup warm heavy cream
    3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 1/4 teaspoons salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 lb sea scallops
    4 teaspoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons chiffonade fresh basil leaves


Place the potatoes in a 1-quart saucepan and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the saucepan. Add the cream, 2 tablespoons of the butter, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the white pepper. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until smooth. Cover the pan with a lid and set aside until ready to use.

Heat a 10-inch saute pan over medium-high heat. Season the scallops with the remaining teaspoon of salt and black pepper. Add the olive oil to the pan and place the scallops in the pan. Sear for 1 minute on the first side then add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter to the pan. Continue to cook for about 30 more seconds and then turn over. Cook the scallops for 30 seconds on the second side and remove from the heat.

To plate the dish, place half of the potatoes on a warmed plate and divide the scallops between them. Drizzle the basil oil around the plate and garnish with the chiffonade of basil. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DLR4499.

TAGS:  Fish |

Rate This Recipe

Close email sign up
Our best recipes, delivered Join the millions of people already subscribed Get daily, hand-picked and delicious recipes in your inbox each day. We will never sell, rent or redistribute your email address.

Magic Link Sent!

A magic link was sent to Click on that link to login. The link is only good for 24 hours.