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Seared Scallops with Crispy Leeks

November/December 2009

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Herb-crusted scallops served with crispy baked leeks make an easy yet impressive dish to serve to friends. You may have seen “frizzled” or fried leeks on a restaurant menu before, but you might not guess how easy they are to make at home. Here we toss thinly sliced leeks with paprika- and garlic-seasoned flour and bake them until crispy. While the leeks bake you have time to sear the scallops. Serve with: Mashed potatoes and kale sautéed with garlic.



READER'S COMMENT:
"We haven't tried the scallops yet but the crispy leeks are delicious!!! Whenever we make them they get gobbled up fast. It's a great way to use up all the leeks in our farm share. It's also a great alternative to fried onions. "
Seared Scallops with Crispy Leeks Recipe

6 Reviews for Seared Scallops with Crispy Leeks

03/06/2013
Anonymous
Crispy leeks sound too good to be true... should be the first clue

Full disclosure, I only made the leeks.
Seasoning was ok, but fairly bland. Most of my leeks were just slightly shy of melted, which is nice but definitely not crispy, and the remaining areas were black. There was not a single area of leek anywhere that I would describe as "crispy". I followed the recipe exactly.

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12/21/2012
Anonymous
Tasty!!

I totally forgot to add the olive oil to the leeks before baking them and did it halfway through, so they didn't crisp evenly. That's my fault. Even so, it turned out very tasty.

I also substituted the salt for a herb mix. they were a touch on the spicy side because of the cayenne in this, but it just blended well with the lemon.

I also didn't have large scallops, only small ones, but they turned out spicy/sweet, and the husband went back for thirds. No leftovers to be had tonight.

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02/19/2011
Wonderful!

I had half a pound of scallops to make for dinner last night and 20 minutes to get them on the table so we could run out the door. Never made scallops before so the task was huge. In all the rushing, I didn't read the directions carefully and added all of the seasoning to the leeks and just had EVOO, salt and pepper on the scallops. They dish was delicious. Didn't cut the leeks finely enough but it didn't matter.

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12/24/2009
Anonymous

We haven't tried the scallops yet but the crispy leeks are delicious!!! Whenever we make them they get gobbled up fast. It's a great way to use up all the leeks in our farm share. It's also a great alternative to fried onions.

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11/13/2009
Anonymous

We thought this was really good and something a bit different. You can certainly adjust the seasonings to your taste. Our scallops were tender, sweet and delicious! This recipe is a keeper.

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