Scallops are an amazing ingredient that many are a bit intimidated to cook. Like any other seafood item you want to buy the best quality possible. I like to treat them as a piece of meat, making sure that they are not overcooked. The Za’atar seasoning give them a great crust.
Za’atar – Recipe by Lior Lev Sercarz
Serves 2-4 as an appetizer
Ingredients & Instructions
• Prepare the tahina sauce.
• In a bowl combine the tomatoes with the lemon segments, lemon juice, olive oil, and pierre poivre. Season with salt to taste.
• Coat the scallops on both sides with the za’atar. Heat some olive oil in a pan until lightly smoking. Sear the scallops for about 1 minute on each side and then lower the heat and cook for another minute on each side.
• Spread the tahina sauce on the bottom of a serving dish and top with the seared scallops. Spoon the tomato salad around and garnish with torn mint leaves.