Poached Scallops with Dried-Tomato Orzo
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 373
- Calories from fat: 12%
- Protein: 31g
- Fat: 5.1g
- Saturated fat: 0.7g
- Carbohydrate: 49g
- Fiber: 1.9g
- Sodium: 227mg
- Cholesterol: 37mg
- 2 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth
- 1 pound scallops (1 1/2 to 2 in. wide), rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup (1/3 to 1/2 oz.) finely chopped dried tomatoes
- 1/2 pound dried orzo pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or dried thyme
- Fresh-ground pepper
- 1. In a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over high heat, bring broth and 2 cups water to a boil. Add scallops and simmer just until opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer scallops to a bowl; keep warm.
- 2. Add tomatoes and orzo to pan. Stir often over high heat until most of the liquid is absorbed and orzo is tender to bite, 10 to 12 minutes.
- 3. Meanwhile, mix oil, honey, vinegar, and thyme.
- 4. Return scallops (and any juice) to pan and stir gently just until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.
- 5. Spoon orzo and scallops onto plates. Drizzle scallops equally with honey mixture. Season with pepper to taste.
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