Scallops And Leeks in Star Anise-Orange Sauce - Bon-Ap

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2 tb Sugar
1 tb Orange zest; see prep note
4 md Leeks; see prep note
4 Whole star anise
1 tb Peanut oil; may be doubled
16 Sea scallops
1 c Fresh orange juice
1 ts Cornstarch

Original recipe makes 4



DIRECTIONS 1) PREP ORANGE PEEL: 1 tablespoon 1/2 x 1/8-inch orange peel strips (orange part only) 2) PREP LEEKS: 4 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces 3) Boil juice and star anise in saucepan until juice is reduced to 2/3 cup, about 4 minutes. Cool; remove star anise and reserve. Whisk sugar and cornstarch into juice. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add orange peel strips and reserved star anise to skillet and saute 1 minute. Add leeks; saute until tender, about 6 minutes. Add scallops; saute until opaque in center, turning once, about 3 minutes. Add juice mixture; boil until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Bon Appetit January 1999 Flavors Of The World : Star anise has been showing up all over restaurant menus lately, even in seafood dishes. This light and lively first course was inspired by such recipes. REVIEW: Heater ( from Lloydminster, AB Canada on 02/11/99 "This is the most flavorable scallop recipe that weve had in a long time. Even more importantly, the recipe is true to its times and method of preparation. The Star Anise is a wonderful change. My guests are still ranting about this one!" -- Reader from Canada EACH 176 cals, 5g fat (25% cff) estimated by mastercook and 3/99 Recipe by: Bon Appetit January 1999 Flavors Of The World Posted to EAT-LF Digest by PatHanneman on Mar 14, 1999,

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