After spending the day with The Domestic Man a couple of weeks ago, he inspired me with his talk of seared scallops. With a photo result and the idea of delicious scallops and bacon in my mind, I went to town on a version of my own. We had purchased capers for another recipe, and I have always loved how they paired with salmon and salads.
All that being said, these came out great. Especially cool is that they only require 5 ingredients, so you won't have to go raid Whole Foods to make this delicious dish.
1.5 lbs scallops
1/4 C ghee
1 Tbsp capers
3 strips bacon
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste (optional)
Cut bacon into thin strips, and fry on medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes, until browned and slightly crispy. Remove bacon from pan but leave grease for cooking the scallops.
Rinse scallops and pat dry with a paper towel. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper, if you wish to.
Sear scallops for 30-40 seconds per side, or until golden brown. Be careful not to overdo it, as scallops can quickly turn into rubber erasers if overcooked.
In a small saucepan, heat up the ghee, capers, lemon juice, and bacon for 7-10 minutes on medium heat. When finished, spoon over scallops and serve.
And as always, enjoy!