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Jax-Tiger
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Blackened Scallops (with pics)


Sorry about the quality of the pictures. Used my wife's camera, and the flash was too bright.

I made a blackened seasoning out of dried cayenne, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper. I always add a little more cayenne than you might think you would need. The cooking tempers the heat.

I started out with frozen scallops from Costco. Can't get fresh, so I make do. Make sure you pull the muscle off the side...


Very delicious. I thought my wife would think they were a tad too hot, but she loved them.

I put a little olive oil on the scallops and dustem them with my blackened mixture.


Put 'em on the cast iron skillet that is hot, hot, hot...


Some people finish in the oven, but I pull the hot pan and let them sit on it for a few minutes, instead. The cast iron retains so much heat, that they cook all the way through. I topped the scallops with a little melted butter with shallots, salt, and lemon juice...



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KingRanch
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aaronb023
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good looking scallops





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Jones
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looks very good. you cant get fresh scallops?





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Jax-Tiger
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you cant get fresh scallops?


Not anywhere near where I live in Florida. I doubt that many places sell truly fresh scallops in the south.






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Not anywhere near where I live in Florida. I doubt that many places sell truly fresh scallops in the south.


They Look way over cooked but I am sure they were ok






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Jax-Tiger
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They Look way over cooked but I am sure they were ok


They are blackened. They don't taste burned at all.

Usually, the danger with blackened shrimp is that you get the outside blackened, but the inside is still raw. In order to get that nice blackened outside with a moist juicy inside, you have to let them continue to cook after you get the right level of black on the outside. Some people finish them in the oven. I just pull them and let them sit on the skillet a couple of minutes.






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Burned Scallops (with pics)
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fastedLSU
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They're blackened. How can you discern a burnt scallop in a pic that was blackened.





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Jones
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Burned Scallops (with pics)








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