Recipe: Seared scallops in grapefruit shallots sauce

Chop green onions (for garnish later) and shallots. Shallots are in the onion family so I cried a bit in this chopping process.

Sauté shallots in olive oil.

Squeeze grapefruit juice, stir juice and white wine vinegar into skillet with shallots.

Season scallops and sear. I find scallops are most tender when you just leave them alone and flip after three minutes on each side, even though the temptation is there to poke and prod at them.. don’t!

Pour grapefruit shallots sauce over seared scallops and garnish with chopped green onions. Perfect light protein that we paired with asparagus and basil garlic gnocchi (not pictured). The white wine vinegar and citrus tang of the grapefruit sauce complemented the tender texture of the scallops and gave it just the right bite.


  1. sophisticated
    January 27, 2011 / 4:26 am


  2. January 27, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    Oh god I LOVE scallops!! Great post lady bug!

  3. January 28, 2011 / 3:45 am

    I love scallops so much. This post made me so hungry :o)). Thank you for the recipe!

  4. January 29, 2011 / 12:25 am

    Gorgeous photos. You're adorable too!

    xx THE CHEAP

  5. January 29, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    so interesting! i am definitely going to try this!

  6. January 29, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    Did you use flour when seasoning the scallops as well?

  7. January 31, 2011 / 1:44 am

    @G: nope, did not use flour in the seasoning

  8. January 31, 2011 / 3:34 am

    Omggg, scallops are my FAVORITE favoriteeeeeeee food ever!! I never want to buy them because they are so expensive (like, $20/lb at whole foods!) but next time I do, I'm so making this recipe! YUM!

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