Low Carb Pan Seared Butter Basted Scallops with Roasted Cauliflower Steaks and Capers

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Low Carb Pan Seared Butter Basted Scallops with Roasted Cauliflower Steaks and Capers

Sea scallops are deliciously sweet and are perfect when pan seared to golden brown perfection and then basted with salted butter until cooked. I sliced cauliflower into thick steaks and pan seared those as well (reserving small florets as well as the green leafy parts-those are edible too!). The dish is topped with a tangy caper pine nut and parsley dressing made with apple cider vinegar (which is awesome for digestion).

  • Net Carbs

    8.2 g

  • Fiber

    3.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    11.6 g

  • Protein

    16.4 g

  • Fats

    53 g

569 cals

Low Carb Pan Seared Butter Basted Scallops with Roasted Cauliflower Steaks and Capers

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Ingredients

  • Scallops

    Scallops

    8 large - sea scallop

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ¼ tsp

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Butter, Salted

    Butter, Salted

    1 tablespoon

  • Pine Nuts

    Pine Nuts

    2 tablespoon, whole pieces

  • Capers

    Capers

    2 tablespoon, whole pieces

  • Parsley, Fresh

    Parsley, Fresh

    2 tablespoon

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    1 teaspoon

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ¼ tsp

  • Cauliflower, Raw

    Cauliflower, Raw

    1 small - head - 4" diameter

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    Coarse Kosher Salt by Morton

    ¼ tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 8

40 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 400 F. Place a rack on a rimmed baking sheet and place scallops on here overnight (especially if they are frozen). This will allow them to thaw and dry out for the best sear.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    The next day, toast pine nuts in a dry pan. Combine pine nuts with capers, chopped parsley, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and ⅛ tsp kosher salt. Mix well to combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    In the meantime, remove green stems from the cauliflower head and set aside. Slice cauliflower head in half with stem intact to hold florets together. Slice 1 ½” thick slice from each half allowing the remaining florets to fall on the cutting board. Chop remaining florets into small pieces and slice cauliflower leaves into ¼” pieces.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and swirl the pan. Add the cauliflower steaks and sear them well on the first side, about 3-5 minutes. Turning the heat down as necessary. Flip and repeat on the other side. Be sure to season them with ¼ tsp of kosher salt.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Add in the florets and leaves. Place pan in the oven to finish cooking about 10-12 minutes.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Heat a large nonstick skillet until very hot. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and swirl the pan. Season scallops with ¼ tsp kosher salt. Add the scallops and sear on the first side for 2-3 minutes. Don’t use a timer, just watch the edges of the scallops until they turn a dark golden brown.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Flip and cook on the other side.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Immediately add 1 tbsp of salted butter. Then tip the pan and use a spoon to bast the scallops until they are cooked through, this takes about 2-3 more minutes. To plate, add one cauliflower steak to each plate along with some florets and leaves. Add scallops and then top cauliflower steaks with capers and pine nut topping. Serve hot!
    Step 8

Comments 1

  • UnbelievableAvocado708628

    UnbelievableAvocado708628 3 months ago

    Very tasty