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Pan-Fried Scallops with White Wine Reduction Recipe

Pan-Fried Scallops with White Wine Reduction Recipe

I learned the art of reduction from a cooking class…the flavor is fabulous! Despite the fancy title, this special-occasion entree is easy to prepare. —Katherine Robinson, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sea scallops
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • WHITE WINE REDUCTION:
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, saute scallops in oil until firm and opaque. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add wine to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in the orange juice, onion, oregano, mustard and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until reduced by half. Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Serve with scallops. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 scallops with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 181 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.