SEARED SCALLOPS WITH ORANGE BUTTER

Seared Scallops With Orange Butter Recipe

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Michelle Wolf

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@3keylimes

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

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

How to Make SEARED SCALLOPS WITH ORANGE BUTTER

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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