Pan-seared Scallops With Grapefruit-basil Salsa
1 large pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
2 tbsp. chopped shallots
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
5 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1lb. large scallops (15 -20 count)
For the Grapefruit-Basil Salsa:
Coarsely chop grapefruit sections and place in a strainer. Let stand 10 minutes. Transfer sections to a medium bowl. Add shallots, basil and 3 tsp. of the oil, and red pepper flakes, mix lightly.
Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
In a large nonstick skillet heat remaining 2 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Pat scallops dry with a paper towels, season with salt and pepper to taste. Add scallops to skillet (work in batches if necessary, do not crowd skillet).
Cook 3 minutes per side or until opaque and golden
Transfer scallops to a platter or individual plates. Top with Grapefruit-Basil Salsa, and serve warm or at room temperature.