Sea Scallops With Corn Coulis & Tomatoes

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"Company worthy, but you may not want to share! Wow - made this with jumbo scallops and vine ripe tomatoes. Spectacular... From Epicurious. To be honest, the original recipe used the coulis for 6 servings (and 30 count - or 2.5 lbs jumbo scallops)! But it's simply not enough coulis for that many. We used the whole coulis amount for only two servings - and it was well worth the splurge!"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (430.8 g)
  • Calories 568.3
  • Total Fat - 30.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 98.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1166.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 7.9 g
  • Protein - 36 g
  • Calcium - 166.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook shallot and garlic in 2 teaspoons oil in a small skillet over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add corn, basil, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender and beginning to brown on edges, about 4 minutes. Add milk and scrape up the brown bits from bottom of skillet, then remove from heat. Set the used pan aside for later use.

Step 2

Purée corn mixture in a blender at medium speed until very smooth, about 1 minute. Force purée through a fine-mesh sieve into the small skillet, pressing hard, and then discarding solids. Cover coulis until ready to serve.

Step 3

Toss tomatoes with parsley and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.

Step 4

Pat scallops dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté the scallops, turning over once, until golden and just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes total. Meanwhile, reheat coulis over low heat. Add milk, if needed, to desired spreading consistency.

Step 5

To serve, spoon half the coulis onto center of two plates. Arrange 5 scallops per plate in a circle on coulis, then spoon tomatoes into center. Or arrange decoratively on the plate in any manner you prefer.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Company worthy, indeed! Loved everything about this dish from the corn coulis, scallops, to the tomato mixture, YUM! I opted not to press the corn coulis through a sieve, because I wanted to retain all that corny goodness and I’m glad I did. The smoothness of the corn, to the freshness of the tomatoes – along with the scallops, I was in heaven! Thank you, Lori, for sharing. Made it if FYC and Pick Me tag games.


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(24 May 2021)

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