SEARED SCALLOPS WITH LEMON AND DILL

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Couscous with fresh herbs, and steamed green beans sprinkled with toasted pine nuts would be lovely accompaniments.

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Serves: 2

Ingredients

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
12 large sea scallops

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill plus 2 dill sprigs for garnish
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) chilled butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Method

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Add scallops to skillet; cook until golden and just opaque in center, about 1 minute per side. Transfer scallops to plate; tent with foil to keep warm.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet. Add shallots; sauté 1 minute. Add wine; boil until reduced by half, about 1 minute. Stir in chopped dill, lemon juice, and peel. Remove pan from heat; add chilled butter cubes, a few pieces at a time, whisking just until melted (do not boil). Season with salt and pepper. Divide scallops between 2 plates. Pour sauce over scallops; garnish with dill sprigs.

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