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Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Garlic Aioli Orzo

Kicking back and having loved ones and friends over for dinner is a fun way to spend an evening, a weekend get together or a holiday celebration. This recipe is so DELICIOUS and easy-to-make. Whip it up in under 30 minutes!
  Sea scallops 1 1⁄4 Pound
  Butter 2 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 2 Teaspoon
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt To Taste
  Garlic pepper To Taste
For aioli
  Garlic cloves 6
  Egg 1 Large
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper To Taste
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red pepper 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)


1. Pan Seared Sea Scallops as per the Instructions.

2. In a large bowl, add in scallops, garlic salt and pepper and toss.

3. In a skillet on the stovetop over high heat, add butter and oil. When skillet is a little smoky, add in scallops.

4. Add in lemon or lime juice and lemon rind over tops of scallops. Keep scallops from touching one another.

5. Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes until they have a slightly golden hue.

6. For the garlic Aioli, in a food possessor, add in garlic, egg, juices, salt and pepper.

7. Add in about a 1/8 of the oil in a slow stream. Blend. Continue 3 more times until all the oil is used. The mixture will be thick.


8. Serve immediately over the Garlic Aioli Orzo.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 449 Calories from Fat 311

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g51.9%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 105 mg35%

Sodium 530.6 mg22.1%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.56 g2.3%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 26 g51.8%

Vitamin A 11.8% Vitamin C 49.4%

Calcium 5.5% Iron 4.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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