A great dish to serve as warmer weather arrives, this recipe for Seared Scallops with Citrus-Ginger Quinoa is perfect for lunch or dinner. Pair this up with a sweet white wine such as our Broadmoore Estates White Trails. The crisp, fruit-forward nose and light mouthfeel will complement the scallops beautifully. Those with a Sweet Vinotype will love this one.
Seared Scallops with Citrus-Ginger Quinoa
- 1 pound fresh or frozen sea scallops
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup quinoa (rinsed and drained)
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (divided)
- 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (divided)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper (Crushed)
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
- 4 teaspoons butter
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium broth
- Fresh basil leaves (optional)
Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
In a small saucepan combine water, quinoa, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon orange peel, 1/4 teaspoon lemon peel, salt and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in basil.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add scallops to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until scallops are nearly opaque, turning once. Remove scallops from skillet; keep warm. Add broth, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each orange and lemon peel to skillet. Bring to boiling. Boil, uncovered, 2 minutes.
Serve scallops and broth mixture over quinoa mixture. If desired, garnish with basil leaves.
This delicious recipe for Seared Scallops with Citrus-Ginger Quinoa pairs perfectly with the Broadmoore Estates White Trails.
Our Broadmoore Estates California White Trails takes us down a very aromatic road. The nose explodes with ripe pineapple, lemon, mango and kiwi aromas. This sweet white wine blend from California combines the flavors from three distinct varietals: Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. There is a nutty, almost savory component, with notes of walnut, pecan and almond. The mouth is very round and opulent but also refreshing with a crisp acidity. The mouthfeel is sweet and unctuous. This wine has clean and straightforward body lines.Learn more about the benefits of the WineShop At Home Artisan Collection Wine Club.
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