- 1 large lemon
- 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1 tablespoon butter, divided
- 3/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
- Finely grate lemon rind, reserving 1/4 teaspoon. Squeeze lemon, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Pat scallops dry with paper towels.
- Sprinkle scallops with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add scallops; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove scallops from pan; keep warm.
- Add wine and reserved lemon juice to pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan.
- Combine water and cornstarch; add to pan. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.
- Add reserved lemon rind, remaining 1 teaspoon butter, remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and basil.
- Remove from heat. Serve over scallops.
- Serve with: Buttery Angel Hair Pasta with Parmesan Cheese
Source: My Recipes