Thanks heavens for Food Gawker, RecipeMuncher and FP Daily... who stepped in while Tastespotting was on hiatus. If it weren't for their generosity in giving us more places to drool over beautiful food I would never have seen the very fabulous photo of Bourbon Maple Scallops taken by Meryl of Inspired Bites. And if I hadn't seen it and followed the link to her recipe my daughter Sophie would still be ignorant of her new-found love of scallops.
Seriously, people, try this recipe. It's easy and it's spectacular.
1 pound of fresh sea scallops
1/4 cup Bourbon
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbs olive oil
Lightly score the tops and bottoms of the scallops with a crosshatch pattern, making sure your knife doesn't slice too deeply.
Whisk the liquids and seasonings together and pour over the scallops, letting them marinate for 15-30 minutes. Saute on a medium-high flame for 2-3 minute per side. Plate them up and drizzle the pan juices over the top.