Sea scallops with grapes

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Slivered almonds
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 pounds (to 1 1/2 lb) sea scallops
1 cup Dry white wine
½ pounds Red seedless grapes removed from stem
½ pounds Green seedless grapes removed from stem
2 tablespoons Cold butter, cut in pieces
2 tablespoons Flat-leaf parsley

Preheat oven to 350F.

Scatter the almonds on a cookie sheet or cake tin and toast in the oven until evenly browned, shaking the pan occasionally, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to smoke, add the sea scallops, shaking the pan to prevent them from sticking. Cook to brown nicely, about 2 minutes.

Turn scallops over and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove scallops to a bowl and set aside.

Add the wine to the skillet, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up any residue left by the scallops. Increase heat to high, bring to a boil, and reduce the liquid by half, about 2 minutes. Add the almonds and grapes, cooking for 1 minute longer. Add the butter and parsley and stir so that the butter melts gently. Remove from the heat and add the scallops and any accumulated liquid, tossing to coat. Spoon onto individual plates and serve.

Simply Seafood Summer 1995

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 08-18-95

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