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Maple and Miso Scallops

Maple and Miso Scallops


Despite the fact that it is still well within the cool Spring jacket weather here, I have been getting more into the warm weather food mood. I see warmer weather food as generally requiring little or no oven time, being lighter and including more salads. When those lighter meals include pan seared scallops in a maple syrup and miso sauce like this recipe that I encountered on Cook Eat Fret it is not hard to see why I wanted to make it right away. It does not take much to convince me to try a meal with both scallops and maple syrup and I always enjoy finding new ways to enjoy miso. This meal was super quick and easy to make requiring only a few minutes to pan sear the scallops, a few minutes to make the simple pan sauce and a few minutes to throw together a simple salad. I figured that serving the scallops on a salad would be nice as the extra maple and miso sauce would work as a dressing. The maple and miso sauce was really nice. I liked how the salty miso worked with the sweet maple syrup and how the tangy vinegar balanced everything out. What a great way to enjoy both maple syrup and miso!

Maple and Miso Scallops

(makes 2 appetizer sized servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
8 large scallops (patted dry)
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons miso

Directions:
1. Season the scallops with salt and pepper.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the scallops and caramelize on both sides, about 3 minutes per side, and set aside.
4. Add the vinegar, maple and miso to the pan and reduce to a sauce.
5. Add the scallops back to the pan and toss to coat.

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Sauteed Scallops in Miso Sauce
Cod Salad with Sesame Dressing
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Maple Salmon

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51 comments:

Sara said...

This looks delicious! I love the idea of combining maple with miso.

Daziano said...

Don't tell me about the awful Spring this year... I'm south of the border and I thought the weather would be nicer here... And it has been raining since a week or so! But I'm sure this recipe could cheer me up!

haleysuzanne said...

Gorgeous picture - well done!

Cynthia Gunawan said...

They look really good!

Jo said...

Kevin - the scallops look unbelievable (great photo and great recipe) and definately going to be tried down here in Australia... my husband loves scallops!!

Chef Fresco said...

Oh wow! I've never thought of maple with scallops - looks amazing!

Jennifer said...

Kevin, you drive me crazy with all the maple goodies!!! I love them!! these scallops are simply to die for!! thanks!

Deseree said...

These look delicious! I am a sucker for scallops. I bet they are great with Maple and Miso. Thanks for sharing!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow i adore your recipes and fab photos thats a tasty little closet kitchen!

Bobby said...

These scallops look fantastic!!

Helene said...

All I'm missing to make your dish is Miso. What a great combination with the maple syrup. Great dish Kevin!

finsmom said...

This sounds delicious!

Ann said...

Oops..making me hungry kevin..am in love with scallops from the day have tasted..ooh.

tamilyn said...

Dude, seriously-do you have a job outside of your kitchen? Where do you come up with this stuff? Okay, you said you were inspired by someone else's recipe, but still!

Mary said...

Kevin, I can't begin to tell you how much I love and use miso. It's a gift from the Gods.

My Asian Kitchen said...

I want some too!! I'm a seafood lover.look great with miso!!

Manggy said...

Yes please!! I can never turn away a lovely plate of scallops! :)

Elin said...

Mouthwatering scallops...slurp slurp. Miso & Maple mmmmm wonderful combo!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great flavorings! This dish is superb!

cheers,

Rosa

noobcook said...

Luv and sound of that sauce! It looks so refreshing.

Alsurdelsur "Reme" said...

These vieiras must be a delight and a pleasure to be able to eat them.

Greetings

Clivia said...

Maple and miso - I'm salivating already. And such a simple recipe. Lovely photo!

Jeanine said...

Because of you, I'm still wanting to buy myself a big old jug of maple syrup. :) How can I be Canadian, and yet have never bought any Maple syrup?? Sheesh! And now you add scallops to that mix...another "want to try, but haven't" cases. Looks fantastic, Kevin!

lisaiscooking said...

Gorgeous scallops! I've been thinking it's been a long time since I made scallops, and after seeing this it's been way too long.

Joanne said...

I don't like shellfish but I LOVE that maple/miso combo. I bet it would be great on salmon or pork chops.

pigpigscorner said...

Wonderful combination. Lovely presentation!

Ginny said...

I love scallops! This looks so delicious! :)

Debbie said...

What a delicious way to cook scallops...maple with miso. Sounds great!

Pam said...

Oh Kevin, yet another winnner. Looks really, really delicious.

oneshotbeyond said...

I love the look of it, but I wouldn't get full of that little bite you shared! Hope it was just an appetizer.

Bridgett said...

My husband would flip for this!

Hillary said...

I wish I could cook with scallops in my kitchen at home. I imagine they would make any salad look this sophisticated! Nice recipe.

SarahKate said...

Those look amazing, what a cool combination.

Cookin' Canuck said...

Maple and miso. What a great combination. I adore scallops, so this is going on my "to try" list.

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[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Kevin, a fabulous-looking dish! Love the combination of maple and miso.

Marta said...

I love maple + miso on anything! I even put it in my stirfrys! I actually have never tried it on scallops, this makes perfect sense, they would go together so well!
Thanks for sharing this great recipe, I'll make it soon since spring finally decided to come around to Calgary :)

duodishes.com said...

The maple is back!

Dawn said...

I love that you literally never run out of wonderful creations. Another keeper Kevin!

twentyone-ten said...

This looks yummy. Great job!

K said...

God that sounds fabulous!

~RED~ said...

I make a maple dijon sauce for my bacon wrapped scallops. I never thought of the miso w/ maple. Divine. Beautiful photo!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Looks incredible - What a wonderful combination

Tangled Noodle said...

Miso and maple syrup - just awesome! I've never heard of this combo but it clicked right away. This is a "print immediately" recipe!

Elra said...

Very interesting ingredients. Adding maple syrup will balance the saltiness of this miso. Delicious!

Jude said...

Very creative flavor combo -- sweet and salty.

Spryte said...

The maple mixed with miso threw me a little on this. I'm not a big maple fan... but I followed your link to your Sauteed Scallops in Miso Sauce and will DEFINITELY be making those!

Cramped Kitchen. said...

Your pictures are beautiful and this recipe makes me so hungry. I will be trying this soon.

Mark Garso said...

My wife is a huge fan of scallops - this should be fabulous for her!

Mark Garso

Ozzie said...

Looks and sounds fabulous - going to make these for a dinner party Saturday night.

Intermediate Foodie said...

Did you use red or white miso?

Kevin said...

I used a white miso but feel free to go with your favorite.

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