5
2 ratings

Scallops, Whiskey, and Mint

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

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving476
Total Fat29g45%
Sugar9gN/A
Saturated15g76%
Cholesterol99mg33%
Protein22g45%
Carbs26g9%
Vitamin A215µg24%
Vitamin B122µg38%
Vitamin B60.2mg9.1%
Vitamin C30mg51%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E3mg16%
Vitamin K45µg56%
Calcium90mg9%
Fiber9g38%
Folate (food)64µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)64µg16%
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium77mg19%
Monounsaturated9gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg11%
Phosphorus585mg84%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium664mg19%
Sodium838mg35%
Sugars, added2gN/A
Trans1gN/A
Zinc2mg16%