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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
VERY 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.
2
PAT 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.
3
SET 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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