Seared Scallops with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

63 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“This is an incredibly basic but extremely versatile dressing.”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.

Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Place jalapeno, rice vinegar, olive oil, and Dijon mustard in a blender. Puree on high until mixture is completely liquefied, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Season scallops with sea salt and cayenne pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Place scallops in skillet and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Garnish scallops with orange segments and drizzle jalapeno vinaigrette over the top.

Share It

Reviews (63)

Rate This Recipe
Baking Nana
37

Baking Nana

This is a keeper! One of the best recipes I have made in a long, long time. Perfect as is - no changes are needed at all. Make sure your scallops are really dry - season them well and into a screaming hot pan. Don't move them until you flip them. You want to get them good and crispy on the outside. So delicious! Try them - you won't regret making this recipe! Enjoy!

mauigirl
26

mauigirl

This is a great recipe....but i experimented with the vinegar. I did one sauce with the rice vinegar per rec. I did another sauce with Trader Joe's Orange muscat champagne vinegar. The Orange muscat vinegar won hands down. Thanks for sharing!

Babs
18

Babs

Great recipe Chef John!!! I added 1 clove of garlic, red onion about a tsp., a shake of dried basil, black pepper and a tsp. of agave sweetener. The direction for cooking them was perfect. I used unsalted butter and olive oil in the pan. This vinaigrette would also be good on a salad. This is why I love Allrecipes, you get so many wonderful ideas.

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Broiled Scallops
(408)

Broiled Scallops

Seared Sea Scallops
(213)

Seared Sea Scallops

Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce
(42)

Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Seared Scallops with Tropical Salsa
(44)

Seared Scallops with Tropical Salsa

Tarragon Lover's Scallops
(46)

Tarragon Lover's Scallops

Firecracker Scallops
(36)

Firecracker Scallops

Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 307 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs
  • 5.9 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 530 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Top

<

previous recipe:

Tarragon Lover's Scallops

>

next recipe:

Skillet Sea Scallops