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Seared Scallop BLT -- If you love the classic BLT sandwich, you need to try one topped with herbed butter, avocado, and simple seared scallops | wearenotmartha.com
Seared Scallop BLT
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

If you love the classic BLT sandwich, you need to a Seared Scallop BLT; a BLT topped with herbed butter, avocado, and simple seared scallops

Course: Entree, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creative BLTs, Scallops and Bacon, Scallops Sandwiches
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Sues
Ingredients
  • 3/4 lb sea scallops (16 scallops), rinsed, connector muscle removed, and patted dry
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Herbed butter (recipe below)
  • 4 slices crusty bread (like ciabatta or sourdough), toasted
  • 8 leaves butter, Boston, or bibb lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced thickly
  • 1 1/2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and cut in 16 slices
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crispy
Herbed Butter
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Lightly season scallops with salt and pepper. Add butter and olive oil to large pan over medium heat. Once hot (but not smoking), add scallops in a single layer, taking care not to over-crowd them. Let sear for about 2 minutes before flipping and searing for another 1-2 minutes, until golden brown on both sides. Remove to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm while preparing the rest of the sandwich.

  2. Spread herbed butter on four slices of crusty bread and top each with two leaves of lettuce, two slices of tomato, four avocado slices, two slices of crispy bacon, and four scallops.

Herbed Butter
  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients and lightly beat with a fork to blend.