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Scallops in Basil Sauce

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Unsalted butter
  • 1 Clove garlic -- minced
  • 1/4 c Onion -- diced
  • 1/4 c Dry white wine
  • 1/2 c Fish or chicken stock
  • 1 tb Fresh basil -- minced (or 2
  • ts Dri
  • 1 ts Light brown sugar
  • 1 lb Large scallops -- rinsed,
  • Drained
  • 1/3 c Half-and-half


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and
onion and cook about 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent but not
browned. Stir in the wine, stock, basil and sugar, then add the scallops
and simmer for 5 minutes, or until they are no longer opaque. Using a
slotted spoon, remove the scallops from the pan and keep warm. Add the
half-and-half to the poaching liquid and bring the sauce to a boil. Simmer
rapidly for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce is the consistency o f
heavy cream. Strain the sauce through a sieve. Combine the sauce and
scallops and toss to coat.

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