Scallops, Whiskey, and Mint

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Scallops, Whiskey, and Mint
Scallops, Whiskey, and Mint
Chantelle Marie

Scallops, Whiskey, and Mint

Start your dinner party the right way with this scallop recipe, along with the classic cocktails to accompany this delicious appetizer. This winning dish is a sure bet — enjoy!

1
Servings
476
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground mixed peppercorns
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 large scallops
  • 1 Teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon whiskey, preferably Maker's Mark
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 mint leaves, sliced
  • 1/2 pint blackberries

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, ground mixed peppercorns, and salt, to taste. Season the scallops with this mixture.

Heat the canola oil in a medium-sized sauté pan over high heat until almost smoking. Add the scallops. Once caramelized on one side, flip them and continue cooking until crispy golden brown on both sides. 

Deglaze with the whiskey off the heat, return the pan to the stove, and step back while the alcohol burns off. Slowly stir in the butter. When the butter has melted almost entirely, add the mint and blackberries.

Scallop Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Scallop Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
45%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
76%
Cholesterol
99mg
33%
Protein
22g
45%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
215µg
24%
Vitamin B12
2µg
38%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.1%
Vitamin C
30mg
51%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
45µg
56%
Calcium
90mg
9%
Fiber
9g
38%
Folate (food)
64µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
64µg
16%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
77mg
19%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
585mg
84%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
664mg
19%
Sodium
838mg
35%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
16%

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