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Scallops with Lime Butter

No recipe image available.Steamed scallops served with zesty lime butter sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 to 1 pound sea scallops, tough side muscles removed
Grated zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into bits
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sprinkle scallops with salt and put them in single layer in steaming basket. Cover and steam until firm, 8 to 10 minutes for medium scallops, 10 to 15 minutes for large.
  2. Set basket on plate or in sink and let stand, covered, to drain while you make the sauce.
  3. Pour juices from drip pan into medium frying pan; add zest and bring to a boil over low heat. Boil until reduced to 1 to 2 tablespoons. Add lime juice and bring to boil. Whisk in butter, bit by bit, until emulsified. Whisk in salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  4. Spoon scallops on individual plates, pour sauce over and serve.

Makes 2 servings.