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Seared Sea Scallops w/ Herb Butter Sauce Recipe


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     Seared Sea Scallops w/ Herb Butter Sauce

Category   Entrees - Maindishes
Sub Category   None
Servings   4

3/4 cup uncooked orzo
2 T fresh parsley, chopped, divided
2 T fresh chives, chopped, divided
2 t olive oil
1/8 t salt
1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
3/8 t kosher salt, divided
3/8 t black pepper, divided
cooking spray
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 T chopped shallots
1 T white wine vinegar
3 T chilled butter, cubed
1 t chopped fresh thyme

Prepare orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Return to pan; stir in 1 T parsley, 1 T chives, olive oil, and 1/8 t salt. Keep warm.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops evenly with 1/4 t salt and 1/4 t pepper; coat scallops with cooking spray. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan and keep warm.
Combine wine, shallots, and vinegar in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid reduces to 1 T. Reduce heat to low. Add butter cubes, one at a time, whisking after each addition until butter is fully incorporated.
Stir in 1 T parsley, 1 T chives, 1 t thyme, 1/8 t salt, and 1/8 t pepper. Serve scallops with sauce and orzo

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