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Getting ready to mark February as Heart Month and in recognition of American Heart Association Communications Director Central/ Western New York, Kristy Smorol being on the weekly, local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up January 29-30, we're going with a heart-healthy recipe.

You can hear more heart-helping tips from Smorol on Close Up.

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Coquille a l’Orange (Orange-marinated scallops) - Prep. time about 20 minutes. Serves two.

Okay, I decided to get a little fancy.  Which would impress your sweet-heart more, saying you made Coquille a l'Orange or "marinated scallops"?

  • ½ lb.medium-sized scallops
  • 1/2 C.orange juice
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • pinch of salt 
  1. Mix together the orange juice, oil, honey, ground ginger and salt. 
  2. Toss the scallops in the marinade and allow to sit, refrigerated, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Skewer the scallops and grill over medium/high heat 2-4 minutes each side until firm. (If you aren't grilling, you can sear the scallops in a little bit of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.) 
  4. Serve over cooked rice, cous cous or quinoas salad. You can drizzle the scallops with a little balsamic vinegar if you like.

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