Scallops with Cabbage and Capers
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 head light-green cabbage, sliced
- Kosher salt
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 1/4 pounds sea scallops
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 to 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed if packed in salt
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle in the sugar and cook until it just turns golden.
Add the cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt, cover and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and continue cooking, covered, until crisp-tender, another 15 minutes. Preheat the broiler to high.
Transfer the cabbage to a casserole dish. Wipe out the skillet, then add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter and melt over medium heat. Brush the scallops with some of the butter and season with salt and pepper; arrange in a single layer over the cabbage in the casserole dish and broil until firm, 5 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, continue cooking the butter over low heat, swirling the pan occasionally, until toasted and fragrant, 5 minutes. Add the capers, raisins and vinegar (be careful - the butter may foam and bubble); swirl the pan until the raisins are plump. Season with salt and pepper.
Photograph by Antonis Achilleos
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