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Bahama Breeze-style Pan-Seared Sea Scallops

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 10 jumbo sea scallops
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 4 oz angel hair pasta, cooked according to package instructions, drained and kept warm
  • 1 Tbsp plus 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp cold butter
  • 4 Tbsp scallion tops, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Preparation:

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a sauté pan. Season scallops with salt and pepper on both sides. Sear scallops for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, (2 to 3 minutes if they are not jumbo-sized).

Sauté 1 tablespoon garlic in olive oil for about 1 minute. Remove from heat, then add butter; swirl butter into the garlic until it has melted. Add 3 tablespoons scallions, thyme and bell peppers. Toss sauce with pasta. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, lime juice, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons garlic, cilantro, parsley, 1 tablespoons scallions and sugar; toss to combine.

Combine pasta mixture with scallops. Garnish with lemon juice mixture.

Makes 4

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