Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Seared Sea Scallops with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

Since we don't get out much, it's fun for Grant and I to have a "fancy" dinner at home on the weekends after the kids go to bed. This weekend I made seared scallops with shaved brussels sprouts and pancetta. So delicious! It felt like we ate out but wasn't as expensive - a win! 

I found the recipe on Pinterest, here.

Seared Sea Scallops with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta
1/8 lb (2 oz) pancetta sliced into cubes (you could also use bacon)
2 shallots, finely diced
1/2 lb brussels sprouts, cleaned and sliced into thin strips. 
2 TBL fresh lemon juice
6 sea scallops
1 TBL veggie oil
1/2 cup white wine (I used Sav. Blanc)
1 tsp fresh thyme
3 TBL butter

Heat a saute pan over medium and add the pancetta. Once the fat begins to render, add the shallots and saute until the pancetta is crispy and the shallots are tender. Once they are booked, add the shredded brussels sprouts and lemon juice and saute for about 5 minutes, until the sprouts are tender but still bright and green. Remove from heat and set aside.

With a paper towel, pat scallops dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil over high heat in a saute pan. Once the oil is hot and slightly smoking, add scallops and sear for 3-4 minutes a side until golden. Check after 2 minutes to avoid over cooking. Seat aside

Reduce heat to medium and add wine. Simmer until it reduces to about a tablespoon (about 5 minutes). Add thyme and 1 TBL of butter at a time, whisking until it's incorporated into the wine. 

To serve, place half the sprouts mixture in each bowl. Top with three scallops. Top scallops with salt and pepper to taste. Then butter thyme sauce over the scallops and sprouts. 



  1. Oh my word, this looks amazing!! Definitely restaurant quality!

  2. I am loving shaved brussels lately! This dinner looks AMAZING! I'm jealous of your cooking skills!


  3. Love that you guys have a fancy dinner at home on the weekends! Such a fun idea <3
    Green Fashionista

  4. This look delicious! Home dinners are great, you can decide the dress code and what else to have! Kyle and I often have fancy home dinners at home haha. We don't have the time or energy to go out.

    liz @ j for joiner


to Top