Pistachio-Orange Crusted Scallops

  • Yield 2 servings

Ingredients

-- Scallops
4 large scallops
1/2 cup pistachios, shelled, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon chopped orange zest
1 teaspoon softened butter
-- Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Vinaigrette:
1 -- orange, juiced
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh chervil
1 tablespoon light olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped shallots
sprig chervil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. In a bowl, combine pistachios, orange zest, butter, salt and pepper until it forms a paste.
  3. In an oven-proof skillet heat oil. Season scallops with salt and pepper and place in the skillet and sear until golden on one side. Then turn the scallops over and top the seared side with a mound of the nut paste. Place in the hot oven.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette. Squeeze juice from the orange into a small bowl and mix in oil, shallots, chervil, salt and pepper.
  5. Remove scallops from the oven, place on a serving plate and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Garnish with chervil sprigs

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