Grilled Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes and French Beans!


If you love scallops, I’m certain you will love this dish! Every time I make it you will hear sounds like “Mmmmm!” “Oh, Wow!” “Yummm!” around my table, (me included).
Believe me, it isn’t any skill on my part, it’s very simple to make, it’s just that the flavors go so well together. You have the intense concentration of the tomatoes which have been roasted, balanced with the sweet and slightly smoky flavor of the grilled scallops, added with it all, are those thin french beans that still have a little bite to them, I’m telling you, it’s a match made in heaven!

The other great thing about this dish is the fact that the tomatoes and beans can be done ahead of time, even the day before. Scallops take no time at all, so I actually recommend you doing that, this way when the scallops are done, everything comes together so quickly.

Roasting the Tomatoes:

You must use those little tomatoes on the vine! I used the Campari ones from Costco, but you can get them almost any where. They have such terrific flavor already, and when you roast them they get even better. Take a foil or parchment lined baking sheet, cut each tomato in half, over a bowl lightly squeeze a little of the juice out, place cut side up , drizzle with olive oil, s&p, and crushed garlic. Roast in a hot 400 degree oven till they shrivel up and have a deep red color with still a little moisture.

Forgive me, I’m not sure how long it takes, I know its less than an hour and more than 20 min’s.

Again it depends how much moisture is inside, just keep checking. Let them cool, and gently lift them off with a spatula and pack them into a container till ready to use.

Scallops:

Good quality scallops, big ones, that are dry, you don’t want to put a wet scallop on the grill it just won’t sear right. So place them between paper towels to get any moisture out. Toss them with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and cook them on a very hot grill and don’t flip them till you get some good grill marks. I can’t tell you exactly how long they take, it depends on how thick they are.

But don’t over cook them OK!

French Beans:

Cook till crisp tender, rinse in cold water, put them into a Ziploc bag till ready to use.

Now when you’re ready to eat, take a large saute pan, cook some shallots and more garlic in olive oil till tender. Now take your roasted tomatoes, place them in the pan and heat then gently through, as well as the beans.

When scallops are done, just incorporate everything together! That’s it!


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  1. Wow, looking at those photos I can certainly understand the yummy noises everyone makes when eating it. Gosh, it’s such a beautiful dish. I love every single ingredient. Those beans and tomatoes look wonderful, and those scallops … perfections! YUM!

  2. I can almost smell how good this is! I love scallops! Roasting really makes all the flavors pop.
    mmmmmm…now I’m hungry!

    Hugs, Pat

  3. The colors are gorgeous on this dish. It looks so healthy and inviting!

  4. Yum Marie, those scallops looks so yummy! I’ve never attempted them but love to eat them! Great colorful pictures as usual!

  5. if this dish is served to me, you’ll definitely hear the sounds “Mmmmm!” “Oh, Wow!” “Yummm!” too… :) thanks for sharing…

  6. I have literally been from pillar to post looking for scallops here in South Africa, but no luck. The only ones I can find, are frozen and so small that it is not worth the effort.
    This is so amazingly beautiful. I’m ooing and aahing and I’m not even at your table.

  7. There’s only one thing I like better than a fresh, uncomplicated recipe and that’s one you can prepare ahead (for the most part). It also looks scrumptious!

  8. Okay, I am drooling over this combo of colors and flavors. Another seafood lover here :)

  9. Beautiful dish and there is just something magical about roasting tomatoes.

    Grilled scallops are another beautiful beautiful thing.

    Nicely done and once again I am drooling over here.

  10. I hope you dont mind be busting in uninvited on your blog, but this recipe looks scrumptious! I am going to have to try it!

    Now Im hungry!!!

    Donna

  11. This looks so fresh and summery. I love the variety of colors on the plate (heck, it even matches your blog perfectly!) and this is simplicity at its finest

  12. What a perfect dish! I would imagine the richness of the scallops complements the lighter tomatoes and green beans. I’d love to try this!

  13. Your photos beautifully capture the color and simplicity of this lovely dish, Marie. Bella!

  14. Those scallops look PERFECT. I am all about simplicity when it comes to eating these babies! They don’t need much, that’s for sure! Looks great!

  15. So colorful and delish looking!!! I want scallops for dinner!

  16. Sad to say, I don’t think I have ever had scallops. (You can take that as a hint!) Your pictures are beautiful.

  17. What a great flavorful and healthy dinner.I love shellfish.

  18. I’ve never had scallops.

    I wish I lived in your neck of the woods, I’d invite myself over so many times :)

  19. I adore those big, beautiful sea scallops! I really like your preparation too. It looks and sounds like a delicious combination.

  20. Looks really yummy and beautiful.

  21. Um, can I just say wow….this is looking mighty good!

  22. I have been craving scallops and this recipe looks amazing!!! I think I will try it tonight!

    May I ask what kind of camera you have? Your pictures are always so beautiful and clear.

  23. nom, nom, nom – oh sorry didn’t realise you were there:)

  24. Look absolutely georgeous dear Marie, and waht’s nice picture!!! xxGloria

  25. WOW. Looks and must taste delish!! Looking forward to trying this dish.

  26. Thanks Everyone, I do hope you get to try this! And a very “Welcome” to my blog, Mikky, Donna and Theresa!

  27. Marie – you are funny! No worries, we don’t need the cooking times. And I promise not to overcook the scallops. Seriously, this recipe sounds perfect for me, very fresh flavors, great combination.

  28. I am closing my eyes now to envision this on my plate. It is only breakfast time so there is still a chance:D

  29. Ooh, this is a ‘must cook’ for me. Scallops are my all time favorite sea food, and the tomatoes sound delish!

  30. What a great way to enjoy scallops!

  31. Looks amazing, nice grill marks!

  32. We love scallops here and this looks and sounds delicious. When are you going to produce a cook book Marie ??

  33. Oh my gosh..these grilled scallops look so tantalizing!!

  34. I tried this recipe just last weekend. It was great :) The French beans really gave a bite to the whole thing, and the tomatoes added the right amount of zing.

    I think this will taste even greater if you substituted the scallops with shrimp. What do you think? :)

  35. FFY, I think it would be equally as good, but I have to say I do love my grilled scallops! I will try shrimp next time.

  36. Your pictures made me ooohh, aaahhh, and mmmmmm I can’t wait to try this! Thanks! I’m glad I found your blog site! Just another foodie, Cathy

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