Scallops with Cabbage and Capers

Total Time:
42 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
27 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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.

Divide the scallops and cabbage among plates. Add the parsley to the sauce and spoon over the scallops.

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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