Seafood Recipes: Scallops with Gin Recipe

Scallops With Gin Recipe from cleanskins.comSeared scallops are quick and easy to make, and add an understated elegance to any meal, especially when they're cooked in this gin and cream sauce.


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. scallops
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 3/4 cup gin (try Bombay Sapphire)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley.



  1. Wash and drain the scallops.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan (medium).
  3. Spread the flour on a dish. Add the scallops to the dish and toss to lightly coat.
  4. Shake off the excess flour and add scallops to the hot butter.
  5. Cook, turning, until just lightly browned, up to 2 minutes.
  6. Pour off a little of the butter. Pour in the gin, cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  7. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 2 minutes for small scallops or 3-4 minutes for larger scallops.
  8. Spoon the scallops and cream sauce into warm scallop shells or other serving plate.
  9. Sprinkle lightly with parsley and tarragon. Serve immediately. Serves 4.


Bubbly with...

A blend of Riesling & Chardonnay fruit, gives the wine good flavour on the sweetish mid-palate & it dries towards a firm finish.