Sunday, April 9, 2017

Scallops with Orange Butter Sauce #SundaySupper

Scallops with Orange Butter Sauce
Many of our Sunday meals simmer or bake away in the oven for hours. I love puttering around the house, chopping veggies, folding laundry and all the other chores that the last day of the weekend brings. There is something about a routine that is calming. Now that the kids have grown and have their own families; our times together are more important than ever. Sharing a meal and our lives with each other is one of my biggest joys. Time together is the best.

Because this weeks theme is seafood at the Sunday Supper club I decided to switch up my normal Sunday routine. We love all kinds of seafood and I prepare it for dinner often. I decided upon a quick and delicious meal of Scallops with an Orange Butter Sauce. We have had this for dinner several times before and my husband is the one that cooks the fish as I generally overcook it. In this recipe the scallops are seared about 2 to 3 minutes a side, removed from the pan and set aside. The pan is deglazed and then a sauce is made. I served this with a side of brown rice and a green salad. Happy spring everyone!

This week the host of the #SundaySupper Movement group is Claire; of Sprinkles and Sprouts, Thank you Claire! Today’s event is all about Best Sunday Supper Seafood Recipes. To check out the other tastemakers recipes see links below.


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Scallops with Orange Butter Sauce #SundaySupper

Scallops with Orange Butter Sauce is buttery and delicious. Serve with steamed brown rice and a green salad for a complete and special meal.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pounds sea scallops, (10-20’s)
  • 1 orange, surpremed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons chives, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large skillet over high heat add 3 tablespoons oil. Pat scallops dry with a paper towel then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add scallops to skillet in a single layer; do not crowd the pan. Lower heat to medium-high. Sauté about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer scallops to a plate and cover loosely, leaving drippings in pan.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, add wine stirring constantly about 30 seconds. Add orange juice and zest. Boil until sauce thickens to syrup, stirring frequently, about 1 to 2 minutes, add butter to combine. Add orange segments. Remove from heat. Ready to serve.
  3. Spoon sauce over scallops, garnish with chives and serve with brown rice.
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65 comments:

  1. Those scallops are so succulent and delicious. Love that orange butter sauce.

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    1. Thanks Angie, my husband does a good job cooking them.

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  2. Yum, yum, yum. Those scallops look perfect!

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  3. Orange and scallops sound amazing!

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  4. This was a great meal. Can't wait till we head to Oregon and we can start getting fresh fish- right off the dock. Don

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  5. It looks like your husband cooked these perfectly. YUM

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    1. Thanks Wendy, he always does a great job.

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  6. Anything citrus always grabs my attention! The orange butter sauce is fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Deb, we love our citrus too, always good with seafood.

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  7. Definitely a restaurant worthy dish! Your scallops look fantastic!!

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    1. Thanks Liz, love that scallops are so versatile.

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  8. The scallops look perfect. I always leave the seafood for Dave to cook as well.

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  9. This is 5 star Cheri so classy and perfectly cooked. The scallops are melt in your mouth and served beautifully with such a gorgeous sauce, thank you 8)

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    1. Thanks Merryn, my husband deserves the credit this time, he does all the grilling and cooks the fish.

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  10. Never thought of mixing scallops and orange, wow!

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  11. A lovely sounding light dinner, a real classic.

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  12. Happy Spring to you, too, Cheri:

    I love that you cherish time with your husband. Making time for each other is the best. And there's now better way than over a meal. Your scallops look absolutely delicious. Thank you again! D

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    1. Thanks Dena, yes over food is always good.

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  13. Scallops are one of my favorite things. This looks so delicious!

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  14. Scallops are one of my favorite seafoods and your dish sounds especially nice. I do a salad with scallops and oranges and now can't wait to try your recipe…I know it will be delicious.

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    1. Oh I should try that Karen, I am a big salad eater, sounds delicious.

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  15. Cheri these scallops look amazing, I love that golden crust...fish and citrus go together so well!

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    1. They certainly do, we've had a very good citrus season this year. Thanks Sue!

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    1. Thanks Chris, yes it was my husband does a great job.

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    1. Sure thing. Also, I love the name of your blog.

      Happy Eating and boogie boogie.

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  18. What an elegant entree. There is something about seafood that is so special. The orange butter sauce is lovely - what a nice touch!

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    1. Thanks Monica, I agree, it's quick and easy and so versatile when it comes to flavor.

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  19. I love scallops and it's always a treat to have them for supper. I must try your recipe soon :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, hope you enjoy it, love scallops and citrus.

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  20. scallops are the only kind of seafood i like, and i like them a lot! what a great sauce and what a super sunday supper!

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  21. I also love my routine, especially when it results in a dish as delicious as this! I must admit, sometimes it is nice to break out of the routine too :)

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    1. Thanks Laura, you are so right it is nice.

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  22. I could kick myself all the time for forgetting about scallops. I would LOVE this recipe and really want to try it. The beautiful crust looks so mouthwatering. Bravo :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I will let my husband know, I should give him some credit;)

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  23. Your scallops look superb, Cheri! Great reminder of how orange works well with fish.

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  24. This look absolutely wonderful Cheri! Love this recipe!!
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks Gloria, we enjoyed this very much.

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  25. I love scallops. I would disrupt any routine for this!

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  26. What a great recipe, Cheri! Those scallops look perfectly cooked and so moist.

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    1. Thanks Susan, my husband does a great job.

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  27. Cheri this recipe for scallops looks and sounds amazing! Love the orange butter sauce- can't wait to try it soon! YUM!!

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  28. I love how you describe Sunday in your first paragraph. Me too! And this recipe sounds really good! A must try.

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    1. Sundays are the best right? thanks Lea Ann.

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  29. The scallops look so perfect and delicious, Cheri. And I love the sound of orange butte sauce, I will have to try that sometime soon. :)

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  30. Love scallops! And they're one of Mrs KR's favorites, so we have them often. I'll have to make this for her -- she'll love it!

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    1. Hi John, my husband always cooks our fish and grilled meats, I tend to overcook them.

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  31. I love scallops and making them with an orange butter sauce is a wonderful idea. I hope to make it when I return from Germany.

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    1. Hope you are having a great time in Germany Gerlinde!

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  32. What a perfect light meal - when we get back from out family wedding weekend, we decided to have scallops (because we have some in the freezer!). And we still have a few oranges on our neighbors tree... Do you see where I am going with this! Can't wait!

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  33. I always over cook our fish, and get so frustrated. Maybe I should put my husband in charge and have him try this scallop recipe!!

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