Recipe: Seared Scallops with Chimichurri – from Good Day Maine – Friday, July 17th

Academe at The Kennebunk Inn Chef Brian O’Hea’s Seared Scallop with Chimichurri Recipe from Good Day Maine – Friday, July 17, 2015

Brian O’Hea, chef/owner of the Kennebunk restaurant Academe and The Kennebunk Inn appeared on WPFO Channel 23’s “Good Day Maine” and prepared Seared Scallops with Chimichurri. This is the recipe.

Recipe: Seared Scallops with Chimichurri - from Good Day Maine - Friday, July 17th
A great recipe to take advantage of the fabulous scallops we have in Maine. Serve with watermelon for a wonderful summer dish.
Cuisine: Seafood
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6
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  • ½ bunch - Basil
  • ¼ bunch - Cilantro
  • 6 each - Sage leaves
  • ¼ bunch - Thyme leaves
  • ½ each - Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 each - Cubanello Peppers
  • 1½ each - Limes, reserve zest and cut away rind
  • 2 teaspoons - Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon - Roasted Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon - Black Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 each - Vitamin C
  • ¾ cup - Olive Oil
  1. For Chimichurri place herbs, peppers, roasted garlic, lime zest and lime segments in high speed blender, blend for 1-2 minutes
  2. On low speed slowly drizzle in olive oil until all combined
  3. Season with salt, pepper, (*grate in some Vitamin –C to retain bright green color)
  1. Sear scallops to your preferred temperature and drizzle with the sauce


About The Kennebunk Inn

The Chefs/Owners of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern met when they were students at The Culinary Institute of America. They have appeared on "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," "Rewrapped," and "Beat Bobby Flay" on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise." They have also appeared in Oprah Winfrey's "O" The Magazine. The O'Heas have been guest chefs at Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Houston's "Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair, Boca Raton's "Boca Bacchanal" Food & Wine Festival, and on Holland America Cruise Line.