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Scallops with citrus-soy sauce


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  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon siracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and cleaned, sliced thinly
  • 12 large sea scallops


Servings 4


Step 1

n a 1-quart sauce pot, heat the orange juice, ginger and garlic over medium-high heat, bring to a simmer and reduce to ¼ of a cup for approximately 10-15 minutes. Let it cool then add the lemon juice and whisk in the soy sauce, canola oil, sesame oil and siracha. Set aside.
In a 12-inch nonstick pan over medium-high heat, add two tablespoons canola oil. Place scallops in pan and cook for approximately 2 minutes until slightly caramelized, then turn over and cook for another 2 minutes.
Divide scallops amongst 4 plates and drizzle 2 tablespoons of citrus soy dressing over the scallops. Garnish with scallions. Serve.
Serving suggestions with the citrus-soy sauce: Asian slaw

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