Seared Scallops with Fennel and Grapefruit Salad

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Licorice and citrus notes highlight the sweetness of the scallops.

Yield:

4 servings

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Recipe Time

Total: 27 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 292
Fat 5 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 2.6 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 37.4 g
Fiber 5.7 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 507 mg
Calcium 122 mg

Ingredients

2 large red grapefruit
3 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 medium)
3/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Over a bowl, peel and section grapefruit to measure 1 1/2 cups sections; squeeze membranes to extract 1/2 cup juice. Set juice aside. Combine grapefruit sections, fennel, and parsley in a medium bowl. Add 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt; toss gently to combine. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Add scallops to pan; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove scallops from pan; keep warm. Add reserved 1/2 cup juice to pan; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat. Place 1 cup fennel mixture on each of 4 plates. Divide scallops evenly among plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon reduced juice.

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Robin Bashinsky,

December 2010