Wednesday 24 September 2014

We Also Glory In Our Sufferings

This is another wonderful and easy dish to make. Scallops with  Apple Pan Sauce can be served as a starter or as an accompanying dish to risotto, couscous and vegetables.

I was a little disappointed with the apple sauce when I tasted it after cooking. It wasn't that great, a little sourish but over the scallops, it was delicious. The pea shoots works well too as an accent to the dish. Overall, this dish is great to serve for a dinner party which you can prepare the sauce in advance. The scallops just take a minute to sear on each side. Fast, Fresh and Simple.

Scallops with  Apple Pan Sauce
servings 4
Bon Apppetit


2 Granny Smith apples
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
12 large sea scallops, side muscle removed (frozen)
kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup hearty sprouts


  • Core 1 apple, cut into 1 inchcubes. Place in a blender with lemon juice and 1/4 cup water;puree until smooth. 

  • Strain juice through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl. Peel, core, and cut remaining apple into 1/4 in cubes. Add to bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season scallops with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook scallops until golden brown and just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate;tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Add butter to skillet. Cook, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Add reserved apple mixture and cook, stirring often, until juice is thickened and apple pieces are tender, about 4 minutes. 
  • (Drain) and spoon over scallops;top with sprouts and season with salt and pepper. 

This post is linked to Little Thumbs Up 'APPLE' hosted by Kit from I-lost in Austen, organised by
Zoe from Bake for Happy kids and Doreen from My little favourite DIY.

God can bring blessings through those who know that life's goal is character, not comfort but hope.

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings,because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our  hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5


  1. Hi Lian, love this wonderful and easy dish ... it would be a perfect light meal for me. Yummy! Bookmarked it !

  2. What a lovely dish, Lian! Beautifully presented.

  3. Hi Lian,
    Wow! Looks gourmet & beautifully presented ! YUM ;)

    1. Thank you Kit. Thank you for hosting this event.

  4. Hi Lian,

    This is such an elegant dish! Beautiful!



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