Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon Sauce Recipe

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Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon Sauce
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  1. Using vegetable peeler, remove peel (yellow part only) from lemon in long strips. Squeeze 1 1/2 tablespoons juice from lemon. Combine wine, shallots, garlic, and lemon peel in heavy small saucepan. Boil until mixture is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes. Add cream and turmeric and boil until mixture thickens and is reduced to 1 1/4 cups, about 13 minutes. Pour mixture through fine strainer; discard solids in strainer. Return sauce to pan. Whisk in 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD Sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Before serving, bring to simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Working in batches, add scallops to skillet and sear until browned and almost opaque in center, adding remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil to skillet as needed, about 1 minute per side. Transfer scallops to rimmed baking sheet. DO AHEAD Can be made 20 minutes ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
  3. Bake scallops until just opaque in center and heated through, about 3 minutes. Divide sauce among plates. Arrange scallops atop sauce and serve.
  4. What to drink: Go ahead, splurge. The William Fevre Fourchaume 2004 Chablis Premier Cru ($28, France) — creamy and rich, with lemon and grapefruit flavors — would be divine.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1115.58 Kcal (4671 kJ)
Calories from fat 715.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 79.5g 122%
Cholesterol 305.85mg 102%
Sodium 1470.25mg 61%
Potassium 592.18mg 13%
Total Carbs 66.76g 22%
Sugars 1.43g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 2%
Protein 26.5g 53%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 77.3mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 289.36 Kcal (1211 kJ)
Calories from fat 185.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.62g 122%
Cholesterol 79.33mg 102%
Sodium 381.36mg 61%
Potassium 153.6mg 13%
Total Carbs 17.32g 22%
Sugars 0.37g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.15g 2%
Protein 6.87g 53%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 0.7mg 14%
Calcium 20mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 28.8
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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