Pan Seared Scallops with Pureed Peas

Pan Seared Scallops with Pureed Peas

Simple and elegant, this easy recipe featuring Atlantic scallops (Placopecten magellanicus) comes together in no time and is sure to impress!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: Msc Certified, Pandalus borealis, peas, Placopecten Magellanicus, pureed, scallop, scallops, seared, sustainable
Servings: 4
Calories: 351kcal


  • 24 Scallops medium, dry
  • 500 g Green Peas frozen
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 8 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • In a small pot over high heat boil water. Add the peas and cook until soft. About 12 minutes. Remove from heat and add garlic, cream, leaves only from 4 sprigs of thyme and olive oil. Use an immersion blender directly in the pot or alternatively transfer to a food processor and pulse until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile spread the scallops over paper towel and pat dry. The less moisture the better! Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tsp butter. Once the pan begins to smoke, gently place the scallops, taking care that they do not touch each other. Sear the scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. The scallops should have a beautiful caramelized crust while still being translucent in the center.
  • Spoon pureed peas onto serving dishes and top with scallops. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and serve immediately.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1554IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg
OCEAN FRIENDLY INGREDIENT!Certified Sustainable – MSC, Seafood Watch, OceanWise or BAP