Seared Scallops with Lime Jalapeno Aioli

Seared Scallops with Lime Jalapeno Aioli
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Recipe for Sea Scallops with Jalapeno Lime Aioli. A light and simple dinner served with crusty bread and a hearty salad.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 large sea scallops
  • salt and pepper
  • Jalapeño Lime Aioli:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped


  1. Prepare the aioli: Stir all aioli ingredients together until well blended. Stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator, this keeps for about 2 weeks.
  2. Prepare the scallops: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet until hot, then add the scallops. Sear on each side, after sprinkling with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To Serve: Squeeze Jalapeño Lime aioli onto plates in a attractive pattern (a squeeze bottle helps), then place scallops on the plate and squeeze more aioli over the top.