Recipe: seared scallops with beurre blanc sauce
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Recipe (dinner)

We love scallops with beurre blanc sauce! This very classical French dish sounds really complicated, but is actually quite easy to make. Make sure you use a nice wine and sustainable scallops! Enjoy.

  • 1

    These seared scallops with beurre blanc sauce are easy to make!
    Step number one, chop 1 shallot finely and put it in a sauce pan.

  • 2

    Pour 100 millilitre of white wine and 50 millilitre of white wine vinegar in a measuring cup. Add this to the sauce pan and simmer this on low heat. Reduce the sauce to a third.

  • 3

    Pour the sauce through a sieve into a bowl.

  • 4

    Clean the sauce pan in between, make sure it's clean and dry.

  • 5

    Bring back the pan to medium heat and add the wine vinegar mixture.

  • 6

    Add a tablespoon of double cream. Take your whisk and give it a good stir.

  • 7

    Take 150 grams of cold butter cubes. Bring in the butter to the sauce and keep on whisking. Make sure the sauce doesn't boil, otherwise the sauce will split.

  • 8

    Season the sauce with some salt and pepper.

  • 9

    Take a non sticky frying pan on medium, high heat. Add a good splash of vegetable oil.

  • 10

    Dry your scallops with a piece of kitchen paper and season with salt and pepper.

  • 11

    Leave the scallops in the pan and do not move them, pan fry the scallops 2 to 3 minutes and flip them over. Fry for another 2 to 3 minutes until they are beautiful tender juicy on the inside and caramelized on the outside.

  • 12

    Place the scallops on a plate and add the creamy butter sauce. Enjoy your seared scallops with beurre blanc sauce, perfect as a small bite or an entree.


  • - 12 scallops

  • - 1 shallot, chopped finely

  • - 100 ml white wine

  • - 50 ml white wine vinegar

  • - 1 tablespoon of double cream

  • - 150 grams cold butter cubes

  • 20 minuten
  • 4 persons