Seared Scallops with Apricot-Lime Sauce
A dish that takes scallops to a new level--a level that will have your family and friends raving! After a quick sear, the golden brown, sweet scallops are then simmered in a sweet and sharp sauce of apricot preserves, fresh lime juice and soy sauce. It's amazing how much flavor evolves from a 3-ingredient sauce! The sauce also works with shrimp, cubed chicken, and pork chops. This is a dish you'll be making over and over again...
Cooking Time10 min
Cooking Time - Text10
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cooking for a date, Formal Dinner Party
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturefruity, light, salty, savory, sharp, sweet, tangy, umami
- 1 pound bay scallops
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
Season both sides of scallops with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add scallops and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
In a small bowl, whisk together apricot preserves, lime juice and soy sauce. Add mixture to scallops and bring to a simmer. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes until scallops are opaque and cooked through and sauce reduces and thickens.
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