Orange Glazed Scallops Recipe

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Pan-seared scallops are covered in a sweet and savory sauce. The tender scallops are perfect in the Asian inspired glaze.
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  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 pound sea scallops, patted dry with paper towels
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
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Heat 2 Tablespoons sesame oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper.

Working in batches, add scallops to skillet in single layer; sauté until brown on outside and just opaque in center, about 2 minutes per side.

Transfer scallops to plate, leaving drippings in pan.

Add garlic and remaining sesame oil to drippings in skillet; stir 30 seconds. Add ginger, orange juice, soy sauce and orange peel. Boil until sauce thickens to syrup, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.

Pour sauce over scallops and serve.

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"Fresh ginger makes the difference. The glaze is amazing. Be sure not to overcook scallops since they become rubber."
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