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Mediterranean Seared Scallops with Lemony Garlic Orzo

Mediterranean Seared Scallops with Lemony Garlic Orzo

Pan seared sea scallops and orzo get a delicious Mediterranean makeover thanks to The Spice Lab. Now you can get that fancy night out taste at home!

Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Lemon Garlic Orzo

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 tsp The Spice Lab Mediterranean Citrus Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp The Spice Lab French Onion + Garlic Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 3 tbsp fresh grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Sea Scallops

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lb sea scallops dry
  • butter optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic 2-3 minutes.  

  2. Stir in pasta, broth, wine, and The Spice Lab Mediterranean Citrus Seasoning; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until all liquid is gone.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in The Spice Lab French Onion + Garlic Seasoning, chives, cheese, and lemon juice, and rind. Set aside and keep warm.

  4. In a cast iron pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Season scallops with The Spice Lab seasonings; front and back. Add to pan; cooking 3 minutes per side. Serve with orzo. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I like to add a tablespoon of butter in between flipping sides per batch I do. Gives them even more flavor!