This recipe is all in regards to the superb union of shellfish and butter, impressed by Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish-style garlic shrimp) and author Bonnie Garmus’s memory of a wildly unhealthy first date with the person who she would finally marry. Whereas we are able to’t assure the buttery scallops she ate had something to do with their eventual union, it wouldn’t shock us both.
This recipe encompasses a brown butter sauce filled with fried garlic chips and balanced by a handful of contemporary basil, together with a small hit of vinegar to brighten all the things up. For an optimum darkish brown sear on the scallops, go away them alone for the primary couple of minutes as they prepare dinner, and add a splash extra oil if the pan appears dry. Scallops can dry out if overcooked, so go for a fantastic sear on only one aspect; the second aspect will want a lot much less time to make sure they’re cooked by however nonetheless juicy. Oh, and don’t go away a drop of that attractive butter behind. Some bread for sopping all the things up is principally non-negotiable. —Chris Morocco