Spicy Gin and Vodka Marinated Scallops

July 25, 2013

Maritime martini

This tasty summertime dish could also be called drunken scallops as the shellfish is marinated in both gin and vodka. Tender, sweet and delicate scallops are flash seared then marinated in a concoction of chilies, peppers, lime juice, gin and vodka to make a dish worthy of both eating and drinking! Serve it up in a martini glass and enjoy that oh so good marinating juice with a kick!

Maritime Martini
Submitted to Foodista by Culinary Chase

30 large Digby scallops
1 jalape├Á, seeded and ribs removed then finely chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
10 sprigs of parsley
1/4 cup gin
1/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper, to taste

In a large bowl combine vodka, gin, lime juice, chillies, peppers and green onions. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat, season scallops with salt and pepper, add to pan and sear 1 minute per side, remove from pan and let cool. Mix scallops with vodka mixture and marinate 2 to 3 hours in the fridge. To serve, place 3 scallops in a martini glass or on a small plate, spoon some the dressing over the top and garnish with a parsley sprig.