Moroccan-style Scallops

Ingredients

1 cup (250 mL) thinly sliced carrots
1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas
1 cup (250 mL) diced leeks
2 cups (500 mL) sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved on diagonal
1 pkg (400 g) PC Blue Menu Wild Nova Scotian Frozen Sea Scallops , thawed and patted dry
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
2 tsp (10 mL) PC black label harissa spice blend
1/4 cup (50 mL) chicken stock
Half lemon

Preparation

1
In a saucepan of boiling water, cook carrots for 2 minutes. Add peas, leeks and snap peas and return to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Drain vegetables and gently rinse with cold water. Set aside.
2
Remove and discard small side muscle from scallops. In bowl, toss together scallops, olive oil and harissa spice blend. Heat large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat until very hot. Arrange scallops, flat surface down, in a single layer in pan. Sear for 1 or 2 minutes, depending on thickness. Turn scallops over and sear for 1 to 2 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer scallops to a plate and keep warm.
3
In same pan, bring chicken stock to a boil. Add cooked vegetables and toss until hot. Transfer vegetables to a serving platter and arrange seared scallops on top. Generously squeeze lemon over scallops and vegetables.
4
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Seared scallops spiked with harissa spice, a Moroccan flavour, sit atop a mélange of spring vegetables. A dish that's fancy enough for a restaurant, but easily done at home.

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By choosing an MSC certified product like the PC brand of Nova Scotia sea scallops used in this recipe, you know your fish is sustainably sourced.

Other Names:

Harissa Spiced Scallops

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October 23, 2013

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