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Seared Scallops and Herb Butter Sauce

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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Seared Scallops and Herb Butter Sauce

                  Seared Scallops and Herb Butter Sauce Recipe

Serve with Roasted Green Beans

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup orzo, 3 scallops, and 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives divided
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil $
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine $
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Preparation

  1. 1. Prepare orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Return to pan; stir in 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon chives, olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Keep warm.
  2. 2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; coat scallops with cooking spray. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. 3. Combine wine, shallots, and vinegar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid reduces to 1 tablespoon. Reduce heat to low. Add butter cubes, 1 at a time, whisking after each addition until butter is fully incorporated. Stir in 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon chives, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Serve scallops with sauce and orzo.
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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Replies (1-9):
emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Now I have a taste for scallops...
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BabyTeki
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Mmm I love scallops, but I'm afraid to try to cook them
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Sisteract
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Yum

eustacejessica
by Jess on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

TFS

powow65
by Kimmy the new cook on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Super yum!
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charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Feb. 17, 2013 at 5:18 PM

 TFS

Kmakksmom
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM

That sounds so good!

Sisteract
by Silver Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Yummy

Threes.Company
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:26 PM

DH would love this!

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