Scallops with Mint Pea Puree

Scallops with Mint Pea Puree


Scallops with Mint Pea Puree

Scallops with Mint Pea Puree

Easy Scallops with Mint Pea Puree

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword mint, pea, pea puree, scallops, seared scallops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 137 kcal
Author Chef Rhadia


  • 1 dozen sea scallops side muscle removed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1- 16 oz. bag of frozen peas thawed
  • 5 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp. mint leaves


  1. Bring four cups of water to a boil in medium saucepan and cook peas until peas are bright green about 3-4 minutes. Drain. Set aside ½ cup peas for garnish. Add remaining peas, mint, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil to blender and puree until smooth and creamy. If mixture is too thick, add a tablespoon of water to help thin out mixture.
  2. Rinse scallops under cold water to remove any grit. Dry completely with a paper towel. Season with kosher salt. Set aside.
  3. In cast iron skillet add 1 tbsp. of olive oil, and heat on medium high. Add scallops to pan and sear on each side for 3 minutes.
  4. Divide puree between 4 plates, and top with scallops. Garnish with remaining ½ cup peas and mint.

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