Seared Scallops with Orange-Basil Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Mix orange juice, mustard and basil in a glass measuring cup. Coat the scallops with oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. When pan is hot (if using a nonstick skillet, residual oils will send up wisps of smoke), add scallops; cook until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Divide scallops among 4 dinner plates.
  2. Add orange juice mixture to the hot skillet; simmer until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in butter, pour over scallops and serve.

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