I love scallops... but I really need to be in the mood for them. They are so incredibly rich on their own, and they always seem to be drenched in butter or paired with a tasty risotto. They're kind of like the friend who's the life of the party. You love hanging out and always have a blast together, but you're exhausted afterward and need a bit of a break for a while.
When I read about pairing scallops with a lemony salsa verde in Bon Appétit, my interest peaked. Mike and I have been on a seafood kick lately and are constantly gathered around the grill, so I was really excited to give this a try. And, let me tell you, it's a game changer. The combination of the olive oil, chives and parsley work perfectly together while the cilantro and lemon shine through with so much brightness. Add salt and pepper slowly to your liking and you'll be surprised at how these flavors lighten up the dish... you may find yourself wanting to hang out a little more often. It's an absolutely perfect summer recipe.
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