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Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Cider Sauce Recipe

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Added: Sunday, September 4, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 bacon slices
1 c. apple cider
2 t. cornstarch
16 sea scallops, a pound or more
1/4 t. dried thyme
2 t. fresh lemon juice

Directions:
Directions:
1. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain. Crumble bacon. Pour off all but 2 t. bacon drippings from skillet.
2. Whisk apple cider and cornstarch in small bowl to blend well.
3. Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Heat bacon drippings over high heat. Add scallops and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to plate.
4. Add cider mixture to skillet and bring to boil, whisking constantly. Boil until thickened to sauce consistency, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in lemon juice.
5. Return scallops to skillet and toss until scallops are opaque in center, about 1 minute. Transfer scallops and sauce to dinner plates. Sprinkle with bacon. Serves 4.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
An elegant fall dish. Serve with rice pilaf and grilled or roasted asparagus. In corporating apples into a salad or side dish works well also.

 

 

 

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