Seared Scallops over Creamy Corn & Pancetta with Balsamic Green Beans & Garlic-Herb Bread
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Seared Scallops over Creamy Corn & Pancetta

with Balsamic Green Beans & Garlic-Herb Bread

45 MIN
+$12.00/serving 4 Servings
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WHY WE LOVE THIS DISH
Our rich, creamy base—made with sweet corn, mirepoix, and pancetta—is perfectly balanced by delicate, simply seared scallops, plus a side of crispy garlic-herb bread to soak it all up.

INGREDIENT IN FOCUS
Mirepoix is a classic trio of diced onions, carrots, and celery used as an aromatic flavor base for a variety of dishes. Ours comes pre-prepped and lightly seasoned, so you get all the flavor with a little less chopping!
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Seared Scallops over Creamy Corn & Pancetta with Balsamic Green Beans & Garlic-Herb Bread
Title
  • 20 oz Sustainably Sourced Sea Scallops
  • 3 oz Diced Pancetta
  • 2 Small Baguettes
  • 2 oz Garlic & Herb Spreadable Butter
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Smoky Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Ground Yellow Mustard, Garlic Powder & Onion Powder)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ cup Cream
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • ¾ lb Green Beans
  • 2 oz Balsamic-Marinated Cipolline Onions
  • ⅓ cup Mirepoix
  • 4 ears Of Corn
  • 1 bunch Chives
  • ¼ cup Sliced Roasted Almonds
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tips & techniques
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the spreadable butter from the refrigerator to soften. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel and finely chop the shallot. Remove any husks and silks from the corn; cut the kernels off the cobs. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans. Roughly chop the onions. Halve the baguettes. Thinly slice the chives. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then small dice. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling.

Make the creamy corn
2 Make the creamy corn

In a medium pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pancetta in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic and chopped shallot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. Add the mirepoix (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and as much of the diced pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Add the corn kernels and 2 tablespoons of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly thickened. Add the cream and buttermilk. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened and the pancetta is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm.

Cook the green beans
3 Cook the green beans

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the green beans. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat; stir in the chopped onions. Transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

Make the garlic-herb bread
4 Make the garlic-herb bread

Place the halved baguettes on a sheet pan, cut side up. Evenly spread the softened butter onto the cut sides of the baguettes. Toast in the oven 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly crispy. Transfer to a cutting board and carefully halve on an angle.

Cook the scallops & serve your dish
5 Cook the scallops & serve your dish

Meanwhile, pat the scallops dry with paper towels. Using your hands, remove and discard the tough side muscle from each scallop. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the spice blend. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned scallops in an even layer. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Evenly divide the creamy corn between four serving bowls. Top with the cooked scallops. Serve the cooked green beans and garlic-herb bread on the side. Garnish the scallops with the sliced chives. Garnish the green beans with the almonds. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the spreadable butter from the refrigerator to soften. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel and finely chop the shallot. Remove any husks and silks from the corn; cut the kernels off the cobs. Cut off and discard any stem ends from the green beans. Roughly chop the onions. Halve the baguettes. Thinly slice the chives. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then small dice. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling.

2 Make the creamy corn

In a medium pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the pancetta in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic and chopped shallot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. Add the mirepoix (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and as much of the diced pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Add the corn kernels and 2 tablespoons of water; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly thickened. Add the cream and buttermilk. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened and the pancetta is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm.

Make the creamy corn
Cook the green beans
3 Cook the green beans

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the green beans. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat; stir in the chopped onions. Transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

4 Make the garlic-herb bread

Place the halved baguettes on a sheet pan, cut side up. Evenly spread the softened butter onto the cut sides of the baguettes. Toast in the oven 6 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly crispy. Transfer to a cutting board and carefully halve on an angle.

Make the garlic-herb bread
Cook the scallops & serve your dish
5 Cook the scallops & serve your dish

Meanwhile, pat the scallops dry with paper towels. Using your hands, remove and discard the tough side muscle from each scallop. Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and the spice blend. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned scallops in an even layer. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through. Turn off the heat. Evenly divide the creamy corn between four serving bowls. Top with the cooked scallops. Serve the cooked green beans and garlic-herb bread on the side. Garnish the scallops with the sliced chives. Garnish the green beans with the almonds. Enjoy!

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