Seared Scallops with Pumpkin & Leeks - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Seared Scallops with Pumpkin & Leeks

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8 large scallops, 

2 cups Pumpkin, roasted and pureed 

1 cup Leeks, Sliced thinly 

1 tablesoon butter

1 teaspoon of Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat 2 sauté pans to medium high heat.

Add butter to sauté pan with leeks, salt & pepper.  

Sauté until tender but not browned about 3 minutes.

Season dry scallops with salt and pepper.

Add 1 tsp. olive oil to pan and pan-sear scallops for 2-3 minutes total until desired doneness.

Place warm scallops on pumpkin puree and sautéed leeks.

*Pumpkin Puree: Cut pumpkin in half. Remove seeds and bake in oven at 350 covered with foil 1 hour.  

Allow to cool slightly then remove pumpkin with ice cream scoop and puree pumpkin in blender.

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