Can we have a moment of silence for all the scallops lost on Hell’s Kitchen? Thank you… now go buy a pound and try our Seared Scallops with Cilantro Cream tonight, and you can be the judge!!!

Seared Scallop with Cilantro Cream

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 lb large scallops
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp half and half
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice


Add mayonnaise, half and half, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro to a food processor and like for 45 seconds or until blended. Taste for seasoning and refrigerate until ready for use.

Remove attached abductor muscle from scallops and gently rinse. Thoroughly dry each scallop with a paper towel. Preheat a large cast iron skillet to medium high with 2 tbsp olive oil. Sear scallops until deep golden brown approximately 1 1/2 -2 minutes on each side depending on the size of the scallops.

Drizzle each scallop with cilantro sauce and garnish with lime zest.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2067kcal Calories from fat 1764
% Daily Value
Total Fat 196g 302%
Saturated Fat 31g 155%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 2473mg 103%
Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 57g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g