Cast Iron Seared Jumbo Scallops with Blood Orange Jus and Basil Oil
Everyone else backed out, so it was just Mike and me. It worked out well, since the smaller crowd afforded the opportunity to use jumbo scallops. The bad part was that blood oranges were far out of season, so I had to use regular oranges with blood orange juice that was quite bitter.
For the recipe, I pretty much stuck to a recipe I found on sunkist.com I did leave out the carrot juice, which was not a good idea since it could have helped cut the bitterness of the blood orange juice.
I may retry this recipe once blood oranges come back in season and I can juice some fresh ones.