Blackened Scallops with Creole-Style Orzo | Schnucks

Blackened Scallops with Creole-Style Orzo

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Tender scallops paired with flavorful orzo bring the cajun flare any night of the week!

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Tender scallops paired with flavorful orzo bring the cajun flare any night of the week!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 lb. sea scallops
  • sliced green onion, to serve

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add bell peppers, onion and celery; sauté 10–12 minutes or until very soft. Add orzo and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, 1–2 minutes or until orzo is toasted. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until al dente, adding peas and 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Remove from pot; cover and keep warm.
  2. Return pot to range and heat butter over medium-high until melted and very hot. Coat scallops with remaining Cajun seasoning and sear 1 minute per side or until opaque (or desired doneness).
  3. Serve scallops over orzo and top with green onion.

Nutrition Facts

427 CALORIES Per Serving

FAT: 20G

SATURATED FAT: 4G

CHOLESTEROL: 50MG

SODIUM: 553MG

CARBOHYDRATES: 41G

FIBER: 4G

SUGAR: 5G

PROTEIN: 23G

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