Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo
This is a twenty minute meal that is impressive, light, healthy and delicious. The key to perfect scallops is patting them dry with a papertowel and getting the pan nice and hot before you add them. Allow them to get a golden brown sear, flip gently and cook for about 2 more minutes or until they are slightly firm to the touch."Simple to make and delicious. I loved the favors in the orzo. I used regular orzo instead of wheat an would cut down on the butter used for the scallops next time. But overall very tasty dish. " - Aliciaro
Yield: 2 Ready in 30 minutes
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Seared Scallops with Lemon Orzo Preparation
1. In a medium saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook about 3 minutes until wilted. Add orzo and cook for about a minute to incorporate butter. Add chicken stock, wine and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add lemon juice and chives and keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, rinse scallops and lay on paper towels to dry. Blot excess water with dry towels. Season tops generously with salt and pepper.
3. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops, seasoned side down. Cook for about 3 minutes until they are a nice, crisp golden brown. Season exposed sides with salt and pepper while cooking. Carefully flip scallops over and cook for another 3 minutes or until mostly firm to the touch.
4. Serve scallops over lemon orzo.
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