Scallops with Orange-Caramel Sauce

We told you a couple of weeks ago about Dorie Greenspan's amazing cookbook Around My French Table, and the bloggers' group that we take part in, French Fridays with Dorie. Well, we did our own unofficial French Friday with Dorie - so unofficial it wasn't even Friday. And it wasn't the recipe of the week, but one that caught our eye when we first flipped through the book, even more so after we found some gorgeously enormous diver sea scallops at our local fishmonger's. 

It's scallops with caramel-orange sauce, and it's delicious, simple to make, and results in an elegant meal when paired with haricot verts (so French!!!) or your favorite side. We'll give you our unofficial version of the recipe through pictures and notes, but again, you really should buy this book! And no, we are not getting paid to tell you that!

Make a caramel by heating sugar over medium heat:

Carefully add white wine and orange juice, stir well, and boil until reduced by half;
then remove from heat and set aside.

Season scallops with salt and pepper and sear them on both sides
in a hot pan with a little olive oil.

Swirl some cold unsalted butter into the caramel sauce to finish it and
season it with a little salt and pepper.

Plate your scallops by pouring the sauce over them
and serving with some haricot verts or asparagus.

Go buy Around My French Table!


Ang said...

I recently found a recipe that sounds similar to this one, but to see it all unfold on your post has me convinced to make this asap!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love scallops and the orange caramel sauce sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! =]

La Sopa de Tomate said...

Hi I have this book too, but I don´t try her recipes yet. Look amazing your recipe results I´ll tryimg too-
Thanks for sharing

Katty's Kitchen said...

They do look and sound delicious! I've seen so many tempting recipes from this cookbook. Nice job! :)

Dreams of cakes said...

That sauce sounds so delicious. This dish must be very tasty!! Thanks for sharing.

Angela Pritchett said...

Great dinner for two! I'm loving my copy of Around My French Table and wish I had time to join the group.


Your scallops look positively perfect! :)

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great Post!

Our Eyes Eat First said...

looks so elegant!