Pan seared scallops sit on top of rich pea puree, topped with crispy pancetta and Gremolata. A super easy dish, but tastes amazing and looks so elegant!
Scallops with Pea Puree and Crispy Pancetta
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Pan-seared scallops sit on top of rich pea puree, topped with crispy pancetta and Gremolata. A super easy dish, but tastes amazing and looks so elegant!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancetta, pea puree, scallops
Servings: 4
Calories: 318 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 medium shallots , minced, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil , divided
  • 3 ounces diced pancetta
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 cups frozen sweet peas , thawed
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 large sea scallops , patted dry
Directions
  1. In a small bowl combine the parsley, lemon zest, and half of the shallot. (This mixture is known as Gremolata.) Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat one tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high. Saute the pancetta until crisp and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer them to a plate and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, over medium heat, saute the garlic and remaining shallot for about 2 minutes; add peas and chicken broth. Season with a little salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and puree to a smooth consistency. Cover and keep warm.
  4. Wipe the skillet dry and heat the butter and remaining tablespoon olive oil over medium-high until very hot. Season the scallops with salt and pepper; add to the skillet and cook, flipping once, until golden on both sides and almost firm to the touch, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Spoon some of the pea puree onto individual servings plates, topped with the pancetta and scallops. Sprinkle a little of the Gremolata on top and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Scallops with Pea Puree and Crispy Pancetta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 520mg22%
Potassium 524mg15%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1063IU21%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.