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Pan Seared Scallops with Citrus Sauce


A simple tasty recipe for Seared Scallops ( or fish) with Citrus Sauce. Serve with steamed green beans or roasted asparagus.




  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice plus 1 tablespoon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small shallot – finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro ( or sub parsley)
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes or aleppo chili pepper
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  • 24 portions of scallops or fish ( try to find large “dry” scallops)
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  • Optional- 2-4 portions Green beans or substitute asparagus


  1. In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  2. If steaming green beans, set them inside a steamer basket inside a pot, with a little water. Bring to a boil, cover, steam 2 – 3 minutes, or until bright green and just tender. Uncover.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until smoking.
  4. Season the oil with salt and pepper. Add the patted dry scallops ( or fish) and sear for 1-2 minutes until golden. Turn over. If cooking a thick piece of fish, finish in a warm oven.
  5. Spoon flavorful dressing over the scallops and green beans.


  • Calories: 275

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