Seared Scallops with Sautéed Fennel, Orange, and Red Onion
Seared Scallops with Sautéed Fennel, Orange, and Red Onion is Head to the store and pick up sea scallops, butter, salt, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 15 minutes.
Pat scallops dry with paper towels.
Sprinkle scallops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add scallops; cook 3 minutes on each side.
Remove scallops from pan; keep warm.
Add orange juice to pan; cook 2 minutes.
Add butter, stirring to melt.
Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add fennel slices and onion; saut 3 minutes. Stir in fennel fronds, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and orange slices.
Serve with: Whole Wheat Bread with Caper-Mint Dipping Sauce
Large sea scallops are great for a fast and filling protein source any night of the week. They can be seared or sauted and then added to salads and pastas or served solo as an entre. Their mild taste and universal appeal make them a good host for complex flavors.