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Seared Scallops With Florida Grapefruit

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Savor seared scallops paired with a tangy Florida grapefruit sauce, for a dish that balances sweet and savory flavors.

Seared Scallops With Florida Grapefruit



  • 2 Florida Grapefruit
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 10 large fresh scallops
  • Handful of fresh watercress
  • Salt and pepper
Seared Scallops with Florida Grapefruit Nutrition Facts



Step 1:

Zest and juice the first Florida Grapefruit; peel and segment the second; set aside.

Step 2:

In a small saucepan over medium high heat, sauté shallots and garlic with 1 tbsp. butter or margarine until fragrant, for 2 minutes. Add 1/3- cup of Florida Grapefruit juice, vinegar and sugar. Continue to cook reducing liquid to about half, approximately 8–10 minutes. Strain liquid to remove pieces, return sauce to pan.

Step 3:

Add parsley, segments and 4 tbsp. of butter or margarine; cook until butter or margarine has fully melted. Reduce heat to low to keep warm. 4. Pat scallops dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4:

In a large sauté pan over high heat, melt remaining butter, add scallops and sear for 2- 3 minutes on either side until dark brown.

Step 5:

Spoon a small amount of sauce onto serving plate, top with scallops. Spoon remaining sauce over scallops. Garnish with watercress and zest. Serve warm.

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