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Valentine’s Dinner In The Outer Banks – Seared Scallops

Chef Wes Stepp prepares his wife Cindy a deliciously simple Valentine’s dinner appetizer with beautiful ocean Scallops in a cucumber vinagrette.

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In keeping with his goal of helping people eat healthier foods, chef Wes prepares another healthy Outer Banks seafood recipe, this time extra simple – to make life easier for the guys trying to impress their Valentine’s dates this coming weekend.

The scallops are seasoned with Cajun seasoning and then seared on a really hot pan with olive oil for 2-3 minutes on one side, until a thick crust appears, then reduce the temperature to medium and flips the scallops, which will finish in the oven for about 3 more minutes.

For the vinagrette, Chef uses diced cucumber, cilantro, red and yellow pepper, rice wine vinegar, honey, and a touch of scallions. On top of the scallops, to add a summer taste, he adds a spoon of fresh basil pesto, which makes them a bit salty, just enough to counter their natural sweetness.

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