A Simple Scallop Recipe for Your Summer Pleasure

Enjoy a super-fancy but super-easy scallop dish at home! Impress your friends and family with this Michelin-starred-inspired recipe. This Summery dish is great for any date night, and definitely brings some finesse to the table.


  • 1/2 pound large sea scallops, side muscle removed, sliced very thin crosswise
  • 1 red Thai bird chile, thinly sliced
  • Pea tendrils, as needed
  • 1 watermelon radish, sliced paper-thin on mandoline


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro leaves and stems, finely chopped

Cilantro Oil

  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, blanched, and shocked in ice water
  • 1 cup light olive oil


  1. To make oil, squeeze all the water out of the cilantro. Put the dried cilantro in a blender with the oil and blend together. Adjust consistency with more oil if needed. Strain oil through a coffee filter or a few layers of cheesecloth and refrigerate.
  2. Mix together vinaigrette ingredients until homogenized.


  1. Place thinly sliced scallops on a plate, overlapping to form a large circle.
  2. Brush vinaigrette on top of scallops.
  3. Garnish with chiles, pea tendrils, and radish.
  4. Using a squeeze bottle, drop cilantro oil around the scallops.

Happy eating!