Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Garlic Aioli Orzo

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Jan. 11, 2016

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: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 449Calories from Fat 311

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.3%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 530 mg22.08%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 1 g

Protein 26 g52%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet