Seared Scallops with Miso Butter & Dill

seared scallops

About once a week, my best friend and roommate Kelsey and I have dinner together. Typically on Monday’s because that is when The Bachelor comes on and we are obsessed with that franchise lol . The current Bachelor, Colton is so fine, lowkey wish I was a contestant. haha! Anywayssss, She went grocery shopping for us because she had a taste for scallops. I was really excited, because I haven’t had seared scallops in a little while. So I was at work researching and thinking of how I could make these scallops. First, I was gonna do your traditional brown butter scallops, but that is a little boring. I was mentally skimming my fridge and pantry thinking about what ingredients I already had that could take this dish to the next level. And miso came to mind. I know it sounds weird. Like, who just has miso paste sitting in their pantry? lol your girl does. I hosted a ramen night for my birthday this past year and had A LOT left over. So I figured that mixed with butter would bring a great touch to regular brown butter seared scallops. Oh and boy was I right!

After you rinse your scallops, make sure you pat them dry really good. This is key to getting browned scallops. If they have too much moisture on the outside, they will not brown properly.

After patting them dry. Season with salt and pepper. I forgot to take a picture of them after I seasoned them. So just pretend it is pictured above. LOL

Then proceed to start on the miso butter. I melted my butter in 30 sec increments.

Then add your miso paste. You’re going to have to whisk it really good because the miso paste is really thick and clumpy. You can even add a little water if here you feel you need to.

Next, add your scallops to your hot skillet with olive oil. We are looking for a pretty browned scallop.

seared scallops

Like this. Add your dill to the pan once you flip the scallops over. It adds some extra flavor. I love dill!

seared scallops

Add your miso butter to the pan and let the scallops cook in it briefly. Keep in mind not to over cook them though. After it’s finished cooking, drizzle some extra miso butter on them and they are ready to serve!

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Seared Scallops with Miso Butter & Dill
Yummy scallops with an Asian twist!
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Rinse and pat scallops dry. Leave little to no moisture or else the scallops won't brown
  2. Season scallops with sea salt and pepper
  3. Melt butter in a microwaveable safe bowl in 30 second increments until melted. Add miso paste and whish very well until all of the clumps have dissolved. Taste it and add more miso or butter if you would like. It the miso taste is too strong, add a little water
  4. Heat skillet to medium high heat and olive oil. Once pan is heated, add scallops to the skillet and sear for 4 minutes on one side
  5. After you flip the scallops to sear on the other side, add dill to skillet and sit in oil so the herbs can infuse with the oil and scallops
  6. With the remaining two minutes of cooking the scallops, add some of your miso butter mixture and baste the top of the scallops with the butter
  7. Once finished, remove dill from the pan and serve scallops on a plate topping it off with more of the miso butter

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