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Seared Citrus Scallops

Description: Scallops seared in butter and olive oil. Serve with pasta and the lemon garlic sauce.
Yield: 4 servings.

Qty Unit Ingredient
1 lb. Penne Pasta
1 1/2 lb. Sea Scallops (patted dry)
Kosher Salt
Black Pepper
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Butter
Lemon Garlic Sauce


  1. Prepare lemon garlic sauce and let simmer
  2. Start heating water for pasta
  3. Pat scallops dry
  4. Season scallops with salt and pepper
  5. When the water is boiling, add pasta
  6. Heat olive oil and butter in a skill over medium high heat
  7. When butter starts to smoke add the scallops
  8. Cook scallops on each side for about two minutes (there should be a golden brown ring around the edges of the scallops)
  9. The pasta should finish cooking right about the same time that the scallops are ready
  10. Serve scallops immediately with pasta and lemon garlic sauce

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