Seared Scallops with Hollandaise Sauce

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This was such an easy meal I did not even take pictures to show how it is made, but once I was done I wish I had.  This although so simple and straightforward; was an elegant and tasty meal.  Something so simple yet it was diverse in flavor and texture.  A real keeper.

Making your own hollandaise sauce is not hard and as a matter of fact most people have all the ingredients in you possession and can do it at any time.  I this much tastier  than the  store purchased product or making it from a powder (I am guilty of this yes for sure)

The scallops have a simple pepper salt sear on them, the asparagus is steamed and then just topped with the sauce, I put the scallops on a bed of fresh spinach, what holds it al together is the sauce.

I have made this so many times but always by whisking it myself. I found that you can very the prep thanks to Unrullybliss and you can see her site by clicking here..

you can make it with the following ingredients!

Directions

Blender / Food Processor Method

  1. Pour the egg yolks, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt into a food processor and blend everything for 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. Slowly drizzle the butter into the processor until all of the butter is incorporated.  Keep blending until the hollandaise sauce is thick and creamy.

Hand Whisk Method  {My husband makes the sauce this way and it’s delicious and amazing!}

  1. Pour the egg yolks, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt into a medium sized bowl and whisk everything together for 1 to 2 full minutes {whisk as fast as your arm allows}.
  2. Slowly drizzle the butter into the bowl in batches.  Pour butter, then whisk for a bit.  Pour more butter, then whisk for a bit.  Keep repeating until the butter is gone.  Continue to whisk the mixture until it becomes thick, creamy, and frothy {approximately 3 to 4 minutes}.

I know not my typical post, but very worthy of putting out there!
Enjoy

LauraLovingLife

Life is what you make of it, in the end the only person you have to live with is YOU!  Make the most of your time and energy, your love and support.  It is after all only one lifetime!  ~ME

5 thoughts on “Seared Scallops with Hollandaise Sauce

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! Now all I want is to make the Hollandaise sauce for this dish! Haha! How has it not occurred to me to use it on my all time favorite – scallops!!! 🙂 Thank you for the link back Laura. This is definitely going on our meal list for next week!

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