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Jeni Britton Bauer uses lemon sorbet in this creamy butter sauce; the slight sweetness is especially lovely with seared scallops. Slideshow:  More Scallop Recipes 

Jeni Britton-Bauer
December 2014


Credit: © Justin Walker

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30 mins


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  • In a small skillet, combine the sorbet with the vinegar and shallots and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 21/2 tablespoons, about 7 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and swirl in the butter 1 piece at a time, briefly returning the skillet to the heat once or twice as necessary. Season the sauce with salt and keep warm over very low heat.

  • In a large skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Working in batches if necessary, season the scallops with salt and pepper and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until nearly white throughout, about 5 minutes. Transfer the scallops to plates, drizzle with the beurre blanc and garnish with snipped chives.

Suggested Pairing

Zesty Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc.