Seared Scallops with Blood Orange and Smoked Paprika Sauce

Seared Scallops with Blood Orange and Smoked Paprika Sauce

Recipe Rating: 3.86859
Serves 4
Secret Ingredient: Scallops

Whole wheat couscous and steamed or grilled vegetables are great additions to the scallops for a complete meal. To learn how to make this recipe, watch the Secret Ingredient cooking show.
  • 1 cup blood orange juice
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag Whole Catch wild frozen scallops, thawed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
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Heat blood orange juice in a medium saucepan over low heat. Simmer until reduced by half, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Once juice is almost reduced, season scallops with salt, pepper and cumin on both sides and heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat until smoking. Add oil to skillet and sear scallops, about 1 to 2 minutes per side, until they develop a golden-brown crust and are just cooked through. While scallops are searing, whisk butter into the warm reduced orange juice. Continue whisking until sauce is shiny and smooth. Whisk in paprika, salt and pepper.

Spoon a bit of sauce onto each of 4 serving plates. Top with scallops and serve immediately.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 290 calories (180 from fat), 20g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, 20g protein.
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