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Seared Scallops with Citrus Herb Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

Be sure to pat the scallops with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. This helps create that perfectly browned and flavorful scallop your better half will love. —April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee
Seared Scallops with Citrus Herb Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound sea scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon

Directions

  1. Pat scallops dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add scallops; sear for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and firm. Remove from the skillet; keep warm.
  2. Wipe skillet clean if necessary. Saute garlic in remaining butter until tender; stir in sherry. Cook until liquid is almost evaporated; stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve with scallops.

Nutrition Facts

3 scallops with 1-1/2 teaspoons sauce: 314 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 691mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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