Sweet and Smoky Scallops

Serves 2 | Finish in 26 minutes

The sweet flavor of scallops is accented beautifully with a marinade of Litehouse Sweet French Dressing and liquid smoky flavoring that yields a surprisingly complex, meaty bite. This dish is quick to make and will please the seafood lovers in your life (including you).


6 large sea scallops
4 oz Litehouse® Sweet French Dressing
2 Tbsp. liquid smoky flavoring
¼ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. cracked pepper
¼ tsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Thyme
Non-stick cooking spray


Place fresh scallops in a medium glass bowl and rinse them right in the bowl. Carefully remove scallops and place them on a clean plate or cutting board used only for seafood and meats. Discard water directly down the drain to avoid cross contamination on kitchen surfaces. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Add Litehouse® Sweet French Dressing and liquid smoky flavoring to a medium or large glass bowl. Whisk to blend ingredients and divide, placing half of the marinade in another bowl. Add scallops to remaining marinade and swirl scallops around bowl to ensure coverage. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate scallops for 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Leave the other half of the marinade out to maintain room temperature. Remove scallops from refrigerator and uncover. Heat skillet or grill pan on medium-high heat. Add salt and pepper to scallops right before adding to pan. Cook scallops on each side for 3 minutes. Set scallops aside after cooking. Heat the reserve marinade in the microwave for 20 seconds. Place scallops on serving plates and spoon heated, reserve marinade over scallops. Crush Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Thyme with a mortar and pestle or pinch between your fingers to crush. Garnish scallops with thyme and serve

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