Jalapeño Corn Soup with Seared Scallops

Photo by Lisa M.
Adapted from food52.com

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Adapted from food52.com

Ingredients

  • Jalapeño Corn Soup:

  • 9

    ears of corn, kernels removed and 4 cobs reserved

  • 1

    onion, diced

  • 2

    jalapeños, seeded and diced

  • 3

    cloves of garlic, peeled and minced

  • 4

    cups low-sodium chicken stock

  • 1/2

    cup heavy cream

  • 3

    tablespoons butter

  • Salt and pepper

  • Seared Scallops:

  • 12

    large sea scallops, preferably fresh and/or dry-packed

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • 1

    tablespoon neutral oil, like canola or grapeseed

  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Jalapeño Corn Soup: Melt the butter over medium heat in a large heavy pot or dutch oven. Add in the onion and jalapeño and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until soft but not brown. Add in the garlic and the corn kernels and cook for another minute or until fragrant, making sure that the garlic doesn't burn. Pour in the chicken stock and cream and add the corn cobs. Season with a few large pinches of salt and pepper. Bring soup to a boil, lower to a simmer, and cook for about 45 minutes. Discard the cobs and blend the soup until smooth. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed. Ladle the soup into a shallow bowl and top with seared scallops. Soup can also be cooled and refrigerated for a few days or frozen for a couple months. Seared Scallops: Melt the butter and oil together in a large heavy skillet until very hot, but not smoking. Rinse the scallops, pat very dry, and season generously with salt and pepper. Add the scallops to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until caramelized on the outside and just slightly translucent in the center.

Keyingredient.com uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're ok with this. You can change which cookies are set at any time and find out more about them by following this link.

Please describe your issue: