Spiced Seared Scallops Recipe



Summer food needs to be quick, light and delicious! I’m a seafood lover and this recipe hits the mark for weeknight fare or double it for a weekend gathering with another couple. Paired with a crisp white wine, it will not disappoint!
Bon Appetite!



Spiced Seared Scallops






  • 1 pinch(s) cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 10 (about 1 pound) sea scallops, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper



1. Pat scallops dry with paper towels.
2. In small shallow bowl, combine coriander, cinnamon, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
3. Sprinkle scallops with 1/4 teaspoon salt to season both sides. Press 1 side of each scallop into spice mixture; set aside, spice sides up.
4. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium-high until very hot but not smoking. Add scallops, spice sides down. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Turn over; cook 2 minutes or until golden brown and opaque in center. Remove from heat.
5. Serve scallops over rice pilaf or risotto. Garnish with chives.


A nice dry Riesling is the wine I serve with this entrée. This dry, crisp white wine bursts with tropical fruit flavors, kissed by the warmth of the Texas sun. Balanced by a refreshing green apple finish, it's a delightful choice for any occasion. Enjoy the perfect harmony of crispness and fruitiness – a true Texas twist on a classic Riesling. Need more recipes and pairings? Come by for a copy of my book “Dinner at Andy’s” available at the vineyard or on Amazon.


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