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


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  • 10 scallops
  • olive oil
  • about 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • dash of balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of (sea) salt
Scallops with balsamic caramel ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • paper kitchen towels
  • medium-sized skillet
  • kitchen tongs
  • plate


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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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