Seared Scallops with Orange Saffron Beurre Blanc

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Kimi’s Chophouse was in the kitchen today serving up yummy smells and a delicious dish. Try out this seared scallop masterpiece and wait for the compliments to roll in.


  • 2 pounds U-10 scallops
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 package saffron threads
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 3 oranges, juiced & zest
  • 1 cup 70/30 EVOO oil blend
  • Himalayan pink salt & pepper


  1. Sweat minced garlic and shallots in a couple table spoons oil over high heat in a sauce pan.
  2. Add red pepper flakes, orange zest and white wine; reduce to half liquid.
  3. Bring to a boil whisk in saffron, butter and orange juice. Set aside.
  4. Heat fry pan over medium high heat.
  5. Add 3 tablespoons oil, salt & pepper scallops lightly.
  6. Sear scallops approximately 2-3 minutes each side or until golden brown, firm to touch. 

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