Jason loves scallops. Like, loves. Similar to my love for all things chocolate + peanut butter. But times 14. I waited quietly while he was flipping through our shiny new copy of Big Bowl of Love, waiting on him to get to the scallops recipe I had seen earlier. Big juicy scallops, caramelized, and served with a lemony wine sauce. These were our kind of scallops.
I almost never do cookbook reviews unless I know it’s something I can get really excited about. And we were really excited about this one. The book was photographed by a couple of our favorite food bloggers and photographers, Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple. We knew if they were on the project, it was going to be a good one!
I think Jason summed it up best with, “I bet we end up making almost all of these.” Big Bowl of Love is a celebration of good food and the people for whom we cook. Because for many people, cooking isn’t just about the food. It’s about the friends who are coming over for girls’ night out, the grandparents coming to play with the baby, or the sister who lives too far away to see more than a couple of times a year.
Big Bowl of Love is full of our kind of food – not just mine, not just his – ours. Appetizers that vary from the quick and accessible to the kind you bust out when your girlfriends are coming over. Hearty, comfort foods for cooler weather and lighter fare perfect for grilling seasons. And then there is my favorite section: desserts 🙂
If you like scallops, you’ll really like this recipe. The sweetness from the scallops balance nicely with the acidity from the wine and lemon. For the sugar, I sprinkled an unmeasured amount on a plate (but it was closer to 1/4 cup). It seemed to be plenty – just a tip if you’re like me and always on the verge of running out of sugar!
Caramelized Scallops with White Wine
Sweet, caramelized scallops topped with a lemony pan sauce.
- 12 large scallops
- Pinch of kosher salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- 4 Tbsp clarified butter
- 3-4 Tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 lemon, zested and squeezed
- 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
- 8 chives, chopped
- Heat butter on medium high.
- Pat scallops dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Spread sugar on a plate and dip one side of each scallop into the sugar before placing it into the saute pan.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until the scallops are nicely seared. Flip and cook for another two minutes. Add wine and lemon juice and reduce the sauce by half.
- Serve scallops topped with pan sauce, lemon zest, parsley, and chives.
Yields: 3 servings
Estimated time: 25 minutes
Reprinted from Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love © 2011 by Cristina Ferrare. Permission granted from Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc
Wow, that sounds like a great cookbook! I would love to win your extra copy!
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Sounds like a great cookbook, thanks for sharing!
Those scallops sound delicious!
This sounds like a great cookbook. I love the concept! Thanks!
Love, love, love your blog! I too make a ton of recipes from your site and I enjoy hearing all about your culinary adventures with the Foodie Groom!!! Keep it coming!
I love your blog! Looks like a great cookbook!
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I love scallops too but rarely make them at home. Your post picture certainly inspires me to give these a try. Would love to win this cookbook–sounds very interesting.
I love cookbooks with great photos!
Sounds like an amazing cookbook!
wow those scallops look incredible! sounds like a great cookbook! thanks for sharing!
Wow–to say that you’ll probably make all of the recipes in the cookbook is big! It’s must be a great one!
The scallops sound amazing and so does the cook book!
Always looking for a new cookbook!
Looks great! I’d love to win a copy!!
My husband and I both love scallops. Can’t wait to see what’s in the rest of the cookbook!
Since I have been a bit intimidated by scallops, this looks nearly foolproof. Will give it a try this weekend. Thanks for a great source of recipes. (and giveaway!)
That sounds like a cookbook I need in my collection!
Your awesome photograph actually makes me wish I liked scallops! Yum!
Yummy looking scallops! Book looks fabulous as well!
They look fantastic. Nice and easy company food.
Those scallops look heavenly!!!
The cookbook sounds amazing, too. I love cookbooks with great photography.
wow! looks like a great cookbook! Would love to add to my collection
looks like a great cookbook i’d like to win 🙂 thanks!
That recipe looks amazing…as does the cookbook. Fingers crossed for a win so after my baby’s born I can really get back in to the cooking swing of things! 🙂
I would love to add this to my cookbook collection!
Looks good. Thanks!
These scallops look delicious, and what a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. chapinjennifer(at)yahoo(dot)com
Would love this cookbook. Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway!
The scallops look wonderful! I’d love to try more recipes from this book!
Those scallops look delicous! I wish my husband enjoyed seafood. I bet there are a ton of other great recipes in there that we can both enjoy though!
I’m the sister that lives too far away! Thanks for the chance at this cookbook!
I just love Cristina Ferrare!
Yum scallops! Those look so great. Thanks for the recipe.
Oh those look so good-must try them this weekend.
Those scallops look delicious! I love Todd & Diane’s photography and have no doubt this book is as beautiful as it is crave-worthy!
Ok, I’m sold! Hope to win!
This looks wonderful! Definitely sounds like my kind of cookbook!
They look wonderful!
Looks like a great cookbook.
this cookbook sounds great! i’ve never cooked scallops correctly, but I’m going to try this one! thanks for sharing!
These scallops look great! I’ve never made scallops but would love to try!
Excited for the desserts! That is my favorite section also. =)
I love cookbooks with great photographs – this is sure to be one of them!
Yum, the scallops look fantastic. I’ll admit that everytime I see a recipe for scallops – I go back to the episode from Top Chef where Fabio says “the show is called Top Chef, not Top Scallop!”
I do love scallops because they are so easy to cook. Pair this with some angel hair pasta and parmesan and you’ll have a delicious meal. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook.
I know what I’ll be making for dinner tonight….. 🙂
Those scallops look awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
That scallop recipe looks like .. what’s for dinner tonight!! lol Thanks! 🙂
These scallops look so good! After seeing your beautiful photo, I can’t wait to try them 🙂
Nice! I am always looking for new and quick appetizers.
Love it! I also need more appetizer recipes.
This book looks awesome. I’m not too big on scallops, but my husband loves them! I may have to give these a try.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Looks like my kind of cookbook! Thanks for sharing!
Oh wow this book looks fabulous!
Oooh those look delicious…I’m definitely going to have to try it one of these days! (As soon as the budget will fit those scallops! lol)
Those look AMAZING.
Those scallops are so beautiful!
I love cookbooks! thanks!
Those scallops look great. That cookbook sounds like a great one to add to my collection. 🙂
Those scallops look fantastic! I would love to try those. And add a new book to our menu planning rotation :o)
I’m totally always running out of sugar! I hate wasting flour and sugar when dredging things. Good tip! These scallops sound amazing. The balance between sweet and sour (acidic) sounds lovely. I will have to try these! 🙂
These look awesome! My hubby LOVES scallops, I’ll have to make these for him 🙂
What a great looking cookbook! Thanks for the review and the recipe.
This looks so yummy!! Love the giveaway!
I’m not much of a scallops person but your picture could easily change my mind!
That recipe looks delish!! Can’t wait to see the rest.
That picture makes my mouth water!
These are gorgeous! I love scallops (but like you, my love for peanut butter and chocolate is much stronger — haha!) and these look so fabulous. Bookmarked this one.
Beautiful photos!! I have to admit, I’m a little intimidated by scallops (and their price!). But if I find them on sale, I just might have to try this…
Hi, I would love to be entered into the cookbook giveaway contest. I am new to cooking and after a whirlwind 2010 ….I eneded up in a new city (San Francisco) with a new baby, a new man and a new job (stay at home mom) I would certainly utilize the cookbook to the full extent. After spending a couple of weeks stressing out about menu planning I discovered your blog and get my inspiration for what to make for dinner from here!
Love scallops! Just discovered your blog, everything on it sounds delicious. Great giveaway!
Yummy! These scallops look delicious. Now if only they were accessible in my small town in west central Louisiana. 🙁
Shawnda, your scallops look perfect! I love the idea of dipping them in sugar first. Unfortunately, my seafood options in this little desert town are pretty limited – but if you recommend this book, I’m guessing it has many more great recipes than this one!
Mmmm.. those scallops are making me drool 🙂
I love a new cookbook. This looks like a good one.
Wow, those look beautiful and delicious!
This sounds like a great cookbook!
Would love to try out some of those recipes!
Need a new cookbook for more ideas!
This book looks great! I used to love watching Cristina Ferrare when I was in high school on the Home and Family Show…I can still hear the E-mail song in my head 🙂
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Mmm…those scallops look delicious! And I love the concept of the cookbook, that cooking is about more than just the food, its about the people who enjoy it with you 🙂
The scallops look beautiful!
I just checked out some of her recipes. Looks amazing!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Love your website (I’ve recently found you) and the cookbook sounds delicious!
That looks yummy! I love your photo, too! It’s perfectly composed and the colors are awesome. Made my mouth water.
The scallops look wonderful!
Can’t wait to try these!
Now I’m craving scallops.
Sounds like my kind of book too! And those scallops look so good I wish I could reach through the screen and grab a few 🙂 Lovely pics!
I love the way you described that cookbook – it made me feel so at home! 🙂
Those look delicious! I wish DH would eat scallops, but I might just have to make them for myself!
This recipe looks delicious! And I love the concept of the cookbook. Would be a wonderful addition to my collection!
This recipe sounds amazing, I cannot wait to try it! Beautiful presentation 🙂
Looks Amazing. I’ll be trying this soon. Thanks a bunch for sharing.
I am not a fan of scallops, but these look good enough to eat!!
I would love to win this cookbook !! I love her show on own : )
The book sounds wonderful and the scallops look delish!
Would love to win this cookbook!
I could also add another cookbook to my collection, this one looks great.
I love scallops.. I will definitely need to print this and have for dinner soon. I used to watch Cristina Ferrare on a talk show that used to be on in the 90s. LOVED her!
Would love this cookbook! I could use some fresh inspiration.
LOVE scallops. Going to try these Friday night.
Hubs loves SCALLOPS and all things SEAFOODY! Would love to win this Cookbook!
LOVELY! I hope I win 🙂 I need some new inspiration!
This cookbook looks great!
This looks like a great cookbook! I just found your blog about a month ago and LOVE it!
Love scallops!! Can’t wait to try this recipe…and the book wouldn’t be a bad addition to my collection 🙂
Yummy, I could use a new cookbook. 🙂
I’m not a big scallops fan, but that looks delicious!
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Those sound fantastic!I love scallops also and have been looking for a new recipe.Would love to hav
The scallops look so good, I’m going to have to try this recipe. Great giveaway! The book looks like a good one!
Just recently tried scallops and love them, and getting a new cookbook is like Christmas morning 🙂
Looks so yummy!
I would love a new cookbook! Thanks for the great review…it sounds awesome!
My husband would LOVE this. Can’t wait to try the recipe!
Looks amazing!! I love your blog 🙂
Love your blog! This looks amazing!
Love love love scallops. And definitely intrigued by the cookbook.
Thanks for the blog!!
Those scallops look fantastic!!
Those look delicious!
I love scallops and haven’t made them in a while. This dish looks amazing! Definitely need to make this!
I love cookbooks and food blogs. Thank you.
We’re totally making this tomorrow night…looks amazing. My foodie hubby is equally in love with scallops – this is going to be fun. Thanks! 🙂
The scallops look so scrumptious! Would love to win the cookbook. Thanks!
Scallops are my favorite seafood….can’t wait to try these! I have Christina’s cookbook from a long time ago….would love to have this new one, too!
Hubby doesn’t like scallops, but I do. Eventually I’m going to make scallops for my mom and me, so at least it won’t be for only one person. These look delicious!
love your blog. your photography has come such a long way! great job.
@paige c, Thank you so much, Paige! I was looking at some really early stuff yesterday and… well, I’m blocking that out 🙂
Mmmmm, scallops! If this recipe is any indication, then I’m sure the cookbook is a great one!
This sounds like my type of cookbook! I would love to have a copy. I can hardly wait to try the scallop recipe. I Love them too.
Sounds like an amazing cookbook!
I have one word for you: YUM! Ok two words: mega yum. I love how you said it was “our food” not just yours…because that is always what I am looking for for me and my foodie groom as well! I would absolutely love that cookbook! I hope I win, I’m not going to lie. (and if I don’t – it’s on my birthday wish list!) Thanks for all the inspiration!
I love scallops, sadly, C won’t eat them! Sigh…
Those scallops look amazing! I’ll have to try them. Would love to have the cookbook, too!
I love your blog and scallops!
This looks fabulous: I love scallops!
This recipe looks worth a try! Does the caramelization take away from the fresh scallopy taste?
Scallops are my mother in law’s absolute favorite AND her birthday is coming up! I see a very happy birthday girl in the near future!
Not a scallop fan, but would love to give it a try!
I do not even like scallops but you make food look so amazing!
Make me constantly hungry,
Please let me win this!
any meat with wine sounds good to me =)
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Yum…that cookbook sounds fabulous! I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and this looks like it would have tons of inspiration!
I love your blog! Hopefully you will do something special for Easter, I need inspiration!
Love your blog. This sounds like a great cookbook!
Those scallops look amazing!
These scallops look delicious! I normally don’t really enjoy scallops but I’d love to try these!
This recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity as well!
I love your description of this cookbook! It sounds fantastic!
Omg. I’m getting married in June, new cookbooks would be a phenomenal help. 🙂 my future husbands belly thanks you.
Thanks for always posting such great recipes!
Looks delish! This recipe will make meatless Fridays not a sacrifice at all (:
Sounds like a great book with lots of wonderful recipes!
ohh, those look wonderful! thanks for sharing!
Scallops!!! Favorite ever, my mouth is going crazy just imagining making this :p
Big bowl of love sounds like a right delight straight to the tummy ahaha!
Must try this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE scallops!
I often ask myself if one person can own too many cookbooks? And then I think, “What a preposterous thought!” The 2 recipes you’ve shown makes it look like a keeper.
The photos of this dish is making my mouth water! I’d love to have this cookbook!
These look so simple and elegant. A cookbook with great recipes AND beautiful photos? Love it!
The marinated artichoke recipe looks sooo good!
These scallops look like the perfect addition to my spring dinner routine. Can’t wait to try! 🙂
Looks tasty! Can’t wait to try it
What a great giveaway! If you guys are digging on the recipes, I’m sure we will, too. I’m already craving what you’ve shared so far!
I started drooling while looking over the scallop recipe! WOW!
Oh! I think my stomach growled just looking at that picture! Yum.
This looks like a great cookbook!
These look amazing!! I’ll definitely have to check out this book!
These scallops look wonderful! and so does the cookbook!
I’ve never eaten a scallop, but this looks like a good place to start!
How delicious and different! Non-marinated artichoke hearts are rather difficult to come by in my neck of the woods. This recipe appeals to me because of all of the additional flavors added to ensure a tastier dip. I hope it works with the marinated artichoke jars that are sold in the jar. Perfect New Year’s Eve cocktail party food. Thank you.
The Carmelized Scallops are the bomb-diggity! Thanks Foodie Bride for always posting fresh new recipes for us. Tomorrow night….marinated artickoke dip….mmmmm!
I realized that I was commenting on your post when I should’ve been commenting on the scallops recipe from the book in the giveaway. Oops! This recipe sounds perfect: simple with a touch of elegance, the kind of food I like to cook at times. I love scallops and so does my sister. It’s time to turn my fiance on…
A cookbook where you try almost every recipe? Sign me up! Also I have a copyright question for you….I’m thinking of starting my own food blog and this licensing stuff has me a little freaked out. (I don’t want to step on anyone’s creative toes) If I want to post about a recipe I tried off of your site, I need to ask you permission to do so first? AND if I changed things up a bit, I can’t rewrite the recipe to reflect those changes? Finally…are you a nice person – when the time comes – which it may never (food blogging is not easy) will you grant me authorization to post your recipes on my blog? 😉
@Gwenevere, The theme of blogger etiquette is “generous” 🙂 You never have to ask me to use a recipe on your blog. When I use a recipe from another blog, I always cite the source either in the blog post or under the recipe, with a link back to that blogger. I always use my own photo and then rewrite the instructions in my own words. Hope that helps!
These look great! I can’t wait to try them, too.
Looks great! 🙂
It’s always great to get a recommendation for a reliable cookbook!
This looks like a great book – all three recipes look excellent and right up our alley. I would love love love to win a copy!
Those scallops look fabulous! Though I don’t like them; I think I could be converted…..and more so, I’d love to make them for my Mom and husband. Your photography is great; and I too, love Todd and Diane’s White On Rice adventures! Keep the great recipes coming; I’m doing your marinated artichokes tonight 🙂
Wow, these look great!
I didn’t think you could get better than caramelized scallops… and then I read about the wine sauce. Perfection.
Where did you get the Cookbook from? Is it one I could find at any bookstore?
@Joanna, It was released this week so a major bookstore or Amazon should have it!
Oh! Another quick question…
The recipe only calls for one side of the scallops to be dipped in sugar. Does it matter what side goes in the pan first? The sugar side or plain side?
@Joanna, Sugar-side down first.
The picture alone is making me drool!! I can only imagine how delicious these scallops will be until I actually make them. Can’t wait to check out all the other amazing recipes in the book!
WOW! You do know how to make a “great scallop” dish. You go girl!
These look fabulous! Can’t wait to try them!
I love scallops too.. this sounds terrific! (And if I win the cookbook…. BONUS!)
Very interesting … I am a scallop lover myself. I cook them similarly but haven’t tried using sugar – sounds delicious. I usually serve mine over a simple cauliflower, pea or butternut squash puree (depending on the season).
I am allergic but my DH LOVES scallops and this looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
I’m not a huge scallop fan, but my boyfriend loves them in all forms! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book, too!
Those scallops look so yummy!
These look great! I love scallops but have only made them once since they aren’t exactly the most fresh in Indiana. =)
YUM! I love scallops and these look seriously delish! Can wait to give this recipe a try!
This is one of my favorite dishes…just enjoying the view. Thanks for sharing!
I’m loving the photos! -oh, and the recipe looks good too. 😉
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Looks so delicious!!!
This looks amazing.
I can’t wait to try this! I never know how to cook seafood.
Those look so delicious! I wish I didn’t already have dinner plans tonight!
Looks delicious! The U-10s are on sale at Central Market right now… they’re huge!
oooh my dad would LOVE those scallops.
These look great and that cookbook sounds fabulous!
Mmm these look delicious and I’d love to win this book if it’s any indication of all the other wonderful treasures inside!
These look absolutely delicious!
Sea Scallops – I love them, especially seared briefly until they have a crust. Yours look delish!
WOW!! Looks amazing!
I think I may be Foodie Groom’s twin sister–I LOVE scallops too!!
Yum, these look so good. I’d probably put ketchup on them. :3
My husband has been asking for scallops lately. This recipe would make us both happy.
I love scallops and these look delicious
Sugar? who knew?? Wonderful tip!!
Yum! Those look delicious 🙂 and the cookbook sounds awesome!
These look absolutely fantastic! I’m going to have to make these as soon as I find some decent scallops at the market. <3 Thank you for sharing!
This is a RELLLLLY great looking scallop recipe I’m dying to try. Thanks for this!
Really love scallops so definitely trying this recipe. 🙂
I would love to win a cookbook! YAY!
Mmmm hot dang! Scallops with white wine and lemon zest, what could be better?
Wow -those scallops sure look delicious and the recipe looks easy to prepare. Might have to give it a try this weekend. Thanks for posting.
I can’t wait to check out this cookbook! I love White on Rice Couple’s photography ~ Absolutely gorgeous, just like your scallops!
The book looks wonderful!
I can’t wait to try this recipe! The scallops look wonderful. And I’m very glad to hear your review of this cookbook. I wasn’t sure it looked up my alley when I first heard about it but with the few recipes you’ve shared (and really, just your endorsement) I know I’ll love it.
Would love to win this cookbook.
I’ve always wanted to try this! looks so good!
The scallops look great. Would love to win!
The scallops look great – and if they’re any indication of the rest of the recipes – I want this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Just found your blog recently and am LOVING it!
These look delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Scallops are always a great choice! And the cookbook sounds great too!
LOVED this! Just made it tonight. It was wonderful. Thank you so much!
WoW!!! I am soooo making this tonight! my hubby also adores scallops! I’ll let you know how it was and rate this recipe (from the looks it’s a 5 star) 😉
These were crazy good…out of this world!
Love scallops and would love the chance to win a cookbook. 🙂
You’re a genius. Scallops for tonight’s dinner!
I absolutely love this post! Not to mention the scallops look amazing. Stumbling upon this recipe inspired me to attempt to cook some scallops of my own!
Thank you for being an inspiration to me and my cooking! 🙂