Scallops Lime and Vine

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Author Notes: This dish was inspired by a cocktail I had at a bar that had the fantastic combination of grapes and lime. It is a whole new spin on sweet and sour. An easy, unique sauce that is the perfect compliment to scallops.NYCNomNom

Serves 2

  • 2 cups Grapes- Seedless, Red or Black
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Lime, Juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 pound Dry Sea Scallops
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. Put grapes and sugar in a sauce pan and heat over a medium flame
  2. Allow to cook until grapes are softened and juice begins to seep out (About 10 minutes)
  3. Use a potato masher to smush grapes in pot
  4. Add the lime juice and ginger, stir to combine
  5. Allow to continue cooking for about 10 more minutes until juices have reduced
  6. While the sauce reduces, in the last 5 minutes, sear scallops by heating olive oil and butter in a pan until the butter stops bubbling. Place scallops in hot pan and sear for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown (be sure to space scallops out so they sear and don’t steam). Remove from heat
  7. Salt and pepper grape and lime sauce to taste
  8. Drizzle sauce over scallops and serve immediately
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Tags: Easy, fruit, grapes, lime, lime juice, scallops, sweet and sour

Comments (3) Questions (0)


almost 5 years ago AmyAxelrod

This sounds delish...can't wait to try it!


almost 5 years ago dymnyno

What kind of grapes??? It makes a BIG difference!


almost 5 years ago NYCNomNom

I did it this last time with seedless black grapes, though it works with red grapes too. I probably wouldn't try green.