Seared Scallops With Orange Butter Recipe

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SEARED SCALLOPS WITH ORANGE BUTTER

Michelle Wolf

By
@3keylimes

THIS IS AMAZING, SIMPLE AND CAN BE USED ON ANY FISH OR CHICKEN


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
large fresh scallops dried well
2
medium sized oranges sectioned-juice reserved
2 Tbsp
butter
6 Tbsp
butter-very cold and cubed
1
shallot diced fine
1/4 c
white wine or chicken stock

Step-By-Step

1VERY IMPORTANT! ZEST YOUR ORANGES FIRST. RESERVE A TBLSP OF ZEST.

CUT AROUND ORANGE TO PEEL AND CUT SEGMENTS FROM THE ORANGE. SET ASIDE SEGMENTS

SQUEEZE JUICE INTO BOWL AND SET ASIDE-SHOULD BE AROUND 1/4 CUP OF JUICE.

2PAT SCALLOPS VERY DRY AND SEASON WITH SALT & PEPPER.

SEAR SCALLOPS IN 2 TBSP BUTTER UNTIL CARAMELIZED ON EACH SIDE. (ABOUT A MINUTE) PATIENCE IS KEY-ONLY TURN THE SCALLOPS ONCE.

3SET SEARED SCALLOPS ASIDE WHILE PREPARING SAUCE.

SAUTE SHALLOTS IN SMALL AMOUNT OF BUTTER UNTIL CLEAR.

ADD IN ORANGE JUICE, ZEST AND CHICKEN STOCK OR WINE.

REDUCE THIS TO HALF.

4***REMOVE SAUCE FROM HEAT***
WHISK COLD BUTTER 6 TBLSP INTO THE SAUCE A CUBE OR TWO AT A TIME.

THIS WILL EMULSIFY THE SAUCE.

ARRANGE SCALLOPS ON PLATTER-SPOON OVER SAUCE

ARRANGE ORANGE SEGMENTS ON TOP AS GARNISH.

A LITTLE PARSLY FOR COLOR IS ALWAYS NICE WITH THIS FOR PRESENTATION.

ENJOY!

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