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Honey Butter Blackened Scallops with Herby Polenta.

Pan seared scallops tossed with spices, honey, and a touch of butter, then served over a creamy herb swirled polenta. Serve with a simple salad and you'll have a quick and easy skillet dinner that's full of flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Calories: 514kcal


Herby Polenta


  • 1. Pat the scallops dry. In a medium bowl, combine the scallops paprika, cumin, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. 
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the scallops and sear on both sides until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Add the butter, and honey. Cook until the butter is golden and the scallops are opaque, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the lemon juice.
    3. Spoon the polenta into bowls. Top with the scallops and a sprinkle of fresh herbs. Squeeze lemon juice over top. Enjoy! 

Herby Polenta

  • 1. In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups water and the milk to a boil over medium heat. Slowly whisk in the polenta, stirring until the polenta is soft and thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in the butter, creme fraiche, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm. 


Calories: 514kcal | Sodium: 3314mg