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Seared Scallops with Apricot-Lime Sauce

Updated February 23, 2016
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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...

Serves4

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cooking for a date, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, peanut free, tree nut free

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturefruity, light, salty, savory, sharp, sweet, tangy, umami

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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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Katie_F, thanks so much for that catch! An error in our calculation. The revised number is much more on target. I appreciate your bringing that to our attention! Best regards, Kara Rota Editor

Katie_F, thanks so much for that catch! An error in our calculation. The revised number is much more on target. I appreciate your bringing that to our attention! Best regards, Kara Rot Editor

14,734 mg of Sodium?! Is the correct?

This sounds good and I am planning on trying it soon. A comment though ....when chefs share recipes with us, it would also be great to have their ideas of what to serve as accompaniment with the (i.e. scallops) dish. :o)

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