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Seared Scallops with Orange-Basil Sauce

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars

"An elegant and excellent main dish when paired with fresh pasta."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 353 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Mix orange juice, mustard and basil in a glass measuring cup. Coat the scallops with oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. When pan is hot (if using a nonstick skillet, residual oils will send up wisps of smoke), add scallops; cook until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Divide scallops among 4 dinner plates.
  2. Add orange juice mixture to the hot skillet; simmer until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in butter, pour over scallops and serve.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 353 calories; 14.2 g fat; 12.8 g carbohydrates; 43.2 g protein; 118 mg cholesterol; 564 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This recipe was delicious, though I made a few modifications. First I cooked the scallops in the olive oil and s&p as directed, but I added a little garlic powder to it to give them some zing. ...

Most helpful critical review

Sorry, I was disappointed with this recipe. Saw a suggestion to use fresh O.J. Big mistake. It made the sauce very bitter so the scallops tasted bad. I added some shrimp in with the scallops...

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This recipe was delicious, though I made a few modifications. First I cooked the scallops in the olive oil and s&p as directed, but I added a little garlic powder to it to give them some zing. ...

This turned out really good. One of my fav dishes at a local cafe is orange seared scallops, this was better! I used double the orange juice (wanted a good amount of sauce for pasta) and put t...

We enjoyed this a lot, but will try it again with fresh basil. Basil is one of those spices that has much more flavor when the fresh herb is used.

This was a big hit at a luncheon I hosted for several of the fussiest ladies I know! I added a can of mandarin oranges along with the juice instead of the regular orange juice. FABULOUS! I ha...

Yum. Made exactly as the recipe has it listed and served with angel hair pasta.

Easy & good, fresh basil works, too.

I used fresh basil, and substituted Chilean sea bass for half of the scallops. I served it over angel hair pasta, and it was delicious! As good as any restaurant meal I've had, and super fast ...

I loved this recipe, but I actually used it with jumbo shrimp instead of scallops! It was delicious.

Wow! This is a really great recipe! I'm not a very good cook, but this was really simple to prepare and it tasted great. I used bay scallops and didn't have any pasta, but the recipe still wo...