Sea Scallops with Coconut Lemongrass Cream Sauce


This Pan seared Sea Scallops, Basil Mint Herb Salad with Coconut Lemon Grass Cream Sauce recipe might seem intimidating, but it’s very easy to do at home. You’ll initially want to get your pan remarkably hot so you can get a good sear on both sides of the scallops. You will need to scrape off the side of the scallops to remove any hanging meat, although it’s absolutely safe to eat it is chewy and texture is not pleasant.

How to Make Gordon Ramsay Sea Scallops with Basil Mint Herb Salad

To remove it, just pinch and strip it off with your hands. The rule to keep in mind when searing scallops is to have all your ingredients ready because once Scallops hit the pan it all moves very fast.

Pan Sear Scallops

See (Pan Seared Sea Scallops Recipe)

Basil Mint Herb Salad

Step 1. Put all ingredients into food processor and pulse till finely chopped

Step 2. The add vinaigrette to a bowl of lettuce greens and fresh vegetables for a large size mixed salad, or you can make individual salad, add 2 to 2 1/2 Tbsp. on top

Step 3. Mix and blend leafy greens, sliced strawberries, toasted walnuts, sliced red onion, and a little chopped green onion.

Coconut Lemongrass Cream Sauce

Step 1. As the scallops are cooking, boil coconut milk on med heat. Then add all other ingredients reduce to simmer for 10 minutes, stir infrequently. Drain off all solids with a slotted spoon.

Step 2. Just before severing Spoon sauce liberally over grilled scallops.


Sea Scallops with Coconut Lemongrass Cream Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Course: DinnerCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

You’ll first want to get the pan extremely hot so you can get a good sear on both sides.

Ingredients

  • Sea Scallops
  • 2 lb. dry sea scallops, 10/20 ct. (about 20)

  • Basil Mint Herb Salad
  • 1/3 C. fresh basil

  • 1/2 C. fresh mint leaves

  • 1/3 C. virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 8 oz. Blend of leafy greens or spring mix

  • 4 oz. sliced strawberries

  • 4 oz. toasted walnuts

  • 4 oz. sliced red onion

  • 2 oz. chopped green onion

  • Coconut Lemon Grass Cream Sauce
  • 1 Can 16 oz. coconut milk

  • 2 Lemongrass stalks remove outside layer also tops and bottoms then cut into 1 in. pieces

  • 2 “Piece of ginger peeled and sliced into ½ in rounds

  • 4 garlic cloves bashed

  • 2-4 Thai chilies stems removed and sliced lengthwise, keep the seeds

  • 4 Tbsp. fish sauce

  • 1 ½ Tbsp. brown sugar

  • 1 ½ tsp. soy sauce

  • ¼ tsp. ground turmeric

Directions

  • Sear Sea Scallops
  • See (Pan Seared Sea Scallops Recipe)
  • Basil Mint Herb Salad
  • Put all ingredients into food processor and pulse till finely chopped
  • The add vinaigrette to a bowl of lettuce greens and fresh vegetables for a large size mixed salad, or you can make individual salad, add 2 to 2 1/2 Tbsp. on top
  • Mix and blend leafy greens, sliced strawberries, toasted walnuts, sliced red onion, and a little chopped green onion.
  • Coconut Lemon Grass Cream Sauce
  • As the scallops are cooking, boil coconut milk on med heat. Then add all other ingredients reduce to simmer for 10 minutes, stir infrequently. Drain off all solids with a slotted spoon.
  • Just before severing Spoon sauce liberally over grilled scallops.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Adapted from Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

Check out How to Perfectly Pan Sear Scallops


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John Siracusa

Cooking for me has always been an "art" infused in traditions. My career inspired by Hell’s Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan which boasts one of N.Y. City’s best independent restaurant communities along with Gordon Ramsay no-nonsense approach towards always being your best.

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