Grapefruit juice and segments, combined with honey, make a thick and flavorful sauce. Serve with broccoli sprinkled with toasted pine nuts and a crisp rose to round out the meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Remove skin and white pith from grapefruit using a sharp knife and discard. Hold the fruit over a bowl and cut between the membrane to release individual sections into the bowl, collecting the juice as well. Squeeze any remaining juice from the membranes into the bowl. Discard the seeds and membranes. Drain the juice into a measuring cup and add water, if necessary, to make 1/4 cup.

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  • Sprinkle both sides of scallops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the scallops to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

  • Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan. Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 1 minute. Add the reserved grapefruit juice and vermouth (or wine) and bring to a boil. Boil until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add honey, the grapefruit sections and mint. Return the scallops to the pan and reheat gently, turning to coat with the sauce.

Tips

Note: Be sure to buy “dry” sea scallops (scallops that have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP (“wet” scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition Facts

236.1 calories; protein 15g 30% DV; carbohydrates 24g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 15.6g; fat 7.7g 12% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 27.2mg 9% DV; vitamin a iu 1284.7IU 26% DV; vitamin c 36.4mg 61% DV; folate 39mcg 10% DV; calcium 33mg 3% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 39.4mg 14% DV; potassium 458.5mg 13% DV; sodium 519.1mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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