Seared Scallops with Red Grapefruit Avocado Salad

This delicious recipe for Seared Scallops with Red Grapefruit Avocado Salad pairs perfectly with the Lumière de Vie 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.

Seared Scallops with Red Grapefruit Avocado Salad
Course: Salad
Servings: 4
  • 2 grapefruits large, peeled and sectioned (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 lb sea scallops large, about 12
  • 1 pkg baby spinach leaves 5 oz
  • 1 avocado medium, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 tsp shallot minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp McCormick® Thyme Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
  • 1/2 tsp McCormick® Ginger, Ground
  1. Gently toss grapefruit segments and avocado slices in medium bowl. Set aside. Mix vinegar, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, shallot, 1/2 teaspoon of the thyme, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and pepper in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Set aside.
  2. Mix remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, ginger and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in small bowl. Coat scallops evenly on both sides with spice mixture. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until scallops are golden brown, turning once.
  3. Divide spinach evenly among 4 serving plates. Top each with scallops and grapefruit mixture. Drizzle each salad with about 1 tablespoon of dressing. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

About the Suggested Wine Pairing

Our Lumière de Vie 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Lodi, California displays a pale yellow color. The attack begins with intense aromas of grapefruit, lemon, lime, bergamot and orange blossom fragrances. There is a hint of minerality and flinty characters toward the end. The grapefruit aroma is typical in Sauvignon Blanc and is predominant in this wine. This young wine still has a lot of dissolved carbon dioxide, which carries the aromas forward in the glass. This is a short-bodied, crisp wine with straightforward and clean lines. This dry white wine has a nice balance with some acidity in the finish.

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