WINTER SALAD WITH SAUTEED BAY SCALLOPS
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 large oranges
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound bay scallops
10 cups mixed bitter greens (escarole, radicchio, endive, and frisée)
16 grape tomatoes, halved
Whisk orange juice and 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar in medium bowl to blend, whisk in 1/4 cup oil, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cut peel and pith from oranges, cut between membranes to release segments.
Whisk 1 tbsp oil, orange peel, lime peel, lime juice, pepper, and 2 teaspoons vinegar in bowl for marinade, mix scallops into marinade. Let stand 10 minutes. Heat nonstick skillet over high heat,add scallops with marinade and sauté until just cooked through, about 2 minutes, season scallops to taste with salt.
Toss orange segments, mixed greens, and tomatoes in large bowl with enough dressing to coat, divide salad among plates and put scallops atop salads. Makes 8 servings