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Lemon Orzo with Scallops

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 15 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 2


    •    1/4 tsp salt
    •    1 tsp fresh thyme
    •    Hot cooked pasta
    •    5 tbsps butter, divided
    •    1/2 cup dry white wine
    •    Garnish: fresh thyme sprigs
    •    1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    •    1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
    •    Pinch of grated or ground nutmeg
    •    1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    •    1 pound sea or bay scallops, drained
    •    1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a cast-iron or ovenproof skillet. Stir in wine and next 5 ingredients. Add scallops, turning to coat. Remove from heat.
  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a small bowl in the microwave, and stir in panko and nuts. Sprinkle mixture over scallops. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve with hot cooked pasta. Garnish, if desired.

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