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blood orange miso scallops

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Incredibly delicious and super quick to make, this recipe is sure to become a favorite!

yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For blood orange miso scallops

  • 1/2 c
    freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    red miso paste
  • 1/2 tsp
    blood orange zest
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    nira chives, finely chopped plus more for garnish
  • 12 to 14 lg
    scallops, muscle removed and patted dry
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, or as needed
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil (substitute grapeseed oil)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, minced

How To Make blood orange miso scallops

  • 1
    In a bowl, add orange juice, red miso paste, orange zest, and mirin. Whisk the ingredients until nicely blended and set aside for now.
  • 2
    Season scallops with white pepper and set aside.
  • 3
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and when it starts shimmering, place the scallops, seasoned side down. Cook them for about 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side or until golden.
  • 4
    Transfer cooked scallops to warm plates, reduce the heat to medium-low and also move the skillet off the burner for a couple minutes.
  • 5
    Bring skillet back on the burner and add butter.
  • 6
    When melted, add the minced ginger and sauté it for only 1 minute.
  • 7
    Add blood orange sauce, stir well and bring it to a simmer. Cook the mixture for 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken a little.
  • 8
    Add nira chives, stir until incorporated and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • 9
    Spoon sauce over scallops, sprinkle more chives on top and serve immediately with rice and steamed veggies.
  • 10
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