Pan-Seared Scallops with Walnuts Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Use fresh diver sea scallops. A good accompaniment is Spiced Carrots.

Recipe Ingredients for Pan-seared Scallops with Walnuts

1 tsp orange zest, finely grated
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp shallots, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 lb scallops
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
1 tbsp chives, minced

Recipe Directions for Pan-seared Scallops with Walnuts

  1. Combine orange zest through garlic in a small bowl. Combine half of this mixture with scallops in a large bowl, stirring to coat. Set aside the remaining orange mixture.

  2. Place sugar in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook until sugar dissolves (do not stir). Add walnuts, stirring until coated, and removed from heat. SPread walnuts in a single layer on waxed paper and let stand at room temperature until dry.

  3. Drain scallops and discard marinade. Press minced chives onto one side of scallops.

  4. Coat a clean skillet with cooking spray. and heat over medium-high. Place scallops, chive side down in skillet. Cook 2 minutes on each side. Remove scallops from pan and set aside.

  5. Add remaining orange juice mixture to pan. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Return scallops to pan. Divide scallops and sauce evenly on 4 plates. Sprinkle each serving with walnuts.

Categories

Citrus, Nuts, Seafood, Main Dish, Marinade, Sear

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 225.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
252
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
317mg
13%
Potassium
653mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
16.1g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
10.1g
Protein
30.0g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 5% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
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