Instant Pot Scallops with Herb Tomato Sauce

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recipe by Instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook

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Serve with hot cooked pasta or rice. To peel tomatoes, score “x” in bottom of tomatoes and place one at a time in simmering water about 10 seconds. (Add 30 seconds if tomatoes are not fully ripened.) Immediately plunge into bowl of cold water for another 10 seconds. Peel skin with a knife.

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recipe updated May 6, 2020


  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (135g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Tomato icon
    3.5 cups (924g)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    ¾ cup
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Flat-leaf parsley icon
    Flat-leaf parsley
    2 tbsp (30g)
  • Fresh oregano icon
    Fresh oregano
    1 tbsp (5g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch
  • Scallops icon
    2¾ cups


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add vegetable oil to the inner pot
  2. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  3. Then add red onion and garlic clove to the inner pot
  4. Cook until translucent - approx 3 min 30 sec
  5. Add tomato, tomato paste, red wine, flat-leaf parsley, fresh oregano, black pepper and salt to the inner pot
  6. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  7. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  8. Cancel - Keep warm
  9. Quick release
  10. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  11. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  12. Then add scallops to the inner pot
  13. Cook 1 minute or until sauce begins to simmer
  14. Cancel - Sauté
  15. Cover pot with lid and let stand 8 minutes or until scallops are opaque
  16. Serve over pasta, if desired
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