Meal Kit

Culinary Collection

Brown Butter Blackened Scallops

with creamy asparagus orzo

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 3 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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  • Pescatarian
    Over 30g protein

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Scallops
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • Info
    6 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 5 oz. Asparagus
  • Info
    ⅘ oz. Lemon Garlic Butter
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • 6 Chive Sprigs
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Blackening Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using shrimp, pat dry. Cook until pink and shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.

  • If using sirloin steaks, pat dry. Cook until steak reaches desired doneness, or 4-6 minutes per side for medium/medium-well. Rest, 3 minutes. Steak thickness can vary; if you receive a thinner steak, we recommend checking for doneness sooner.

  1. 1

    Start Orzo and Prepare Ingredients

    Once water is boiling, add orzo and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Drain in a wire-mesh strainer and set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

    While orzo cooks, trim woody ends off asparagus. Cut into 1" pieces.

    Mince chives.

    Mince garlic.

  2. 2

    Finish the Orzo

    Return pot used to cook orzo to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add asparagus to hot pot and stir occasionally until tender but still crisp, 3-4 minutes.

    Add half the garlic (reserve remaining for sauce) and stir occasionally until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.

    Add orzo, lemon garlic butter, cream base, and garlic salt. Stir occasionally until creamy and combined, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    While asparagus cooks, continue recipe.

  3. 3

    Cook the Scallops

    Pat scallops dry and season all over with blackening seasoning and a pinch of salt. Scallops will vary in amount as they are portioned by weight. Don't worry, the sweet flavor and tender texture will be the same.

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add scallops to hot pan and cook until browned and scallops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Brown Butter and Add Scallops

    Return pan used to cook scallops to medium-low heat and add plain butter to hot pan. Stir occasionally until butter smells "nutty," turns golden, and brown flecks appear, 2-3 minutes.

    Add remaining garlic and stir until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.

    Return scallops to pan and flip to coat.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping orzo with scallops and garnishing with chives. Bon appétit!

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