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Seared scallops with grapefruit brown butter sauce? Um, YES please! This healthy recipe is just 5 ingredients and is done in under 30 minutes.

Seared Scallops with Grapefruit Brown Butter Sauce

Seared scallops with grapefruit brown butter sauce? Um, YES please! This healthy recipe is just 5 ingredients and is done in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 347 kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sea scallops
  • Salt & pepper (to taste – I used approximately 1/8 tsp each)
  • 3 tbsp butter (divided into 1 tbsp and 2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed juice from a grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly dry scallops. Season with salt and pepper according to taste preferences.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add scallops and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until scallops are milky white and reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Remove scallops from pan using a slotted spoon and set aside. Leave any remaining butter in pan.
  3. Turn heat to medium-high and add garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  4. Add white wine and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until some of the alcohol cooks off.
  5. Add 1/4 cup grapefruit juice and 2 tbsp butter and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until sauce has reduced and butter has started to brown. Remove from heat and spoon over scallops. Serve alongside your favorite vegetable (I like some gently sautéed spinach with garlic – it’s only one extra ingredient to add to your list!).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving):
 
347 calories, 18 g fat, 11 g sat fat, 11 g carbohydrate, 29 g protein; Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 29%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 4%