Seared Scallops with Orange-Basil Sauce

Seared Scallops with Orange-Basil Sauce


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


30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 353 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 43.2 g
  • 86%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 660 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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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  1. 15 Ratings


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.