Scallops With Balsamic Caramel


End the year with a perfect appetizer that melts on your tongue. Or start the year perfect, because you can also serve these scallops on a salad.

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Scallops with balsamic caramel
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-12-27, this recipe is for 5 people and takes 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 22-02-2021

10 minutes 5 people Starters
Scallops with balsamic caramel


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  • 10 scallops
  • olive oil
  • about 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • dash of balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of (sea) salt
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  • paper kitchen towels
  • medium-sized skillet
  • kitchen tongs
  • plate

Scallops With Balsamic Caramel

10 minutes 5 people Starters

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Preparation -- 5 minutes

Pat the scallops dry using paper kitchen towels and check if the scallops are clean. Sometimes there's a small white pieces still attached, this is a muscle and it can be a bit chewy.

For this reason it is recommended to remove it.  

Scallops with balsamic caramel
Scallops with balsamic caramel

Finishing the scallops with balsamic caramel -- 5 minutes

Coat the scallops with powdered sugar and heat a little bit of olive oil in a very hot medium-sized skillet. Cook the scallops shortly on both sides and then transfer them to a plate.

Add some more powdered sugar (about 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar in total) and wait until it's caramelised before adding a dash of balsamic vinegar.

Immediately serve the scallops with the balsamic-caramel and divide a pinch of (sea) salt on each scallop. Enjoy!

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