Quick meals don’t always have to be sandwiches.
Seafood is ultra quick to cook. Grill or pan saute’ scallops or shrimp in minutes.
Scallops are clean tasting with a slight sweet flavor.
They are low calorie and nutritional with only 112 calories per 100g serving (raw),
23 g protein,
1 g fat
and no carbohydrates!
They also contain heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
You’ll want to cook scallops almost as you would a steak, sear the outside and rare in the center.
It’s best to use dry-heat cooking methods to develop the proteins and sugars creating a caramelized exterior.
If you over-cook scallops they’ll be tough and chewy.
(They’re too expensive to cook to that point!)
How do you know when they’re done?
Scallops will change from translucent to opaque when done. (just like an egg white does)
You can always cut into one to check doneness until you are familiar with how long it takes and what they look like once perfectly cooked.
Seared Scallops shown here with Extreme Rice
Pat scallops dry before seasoning.
Sear in a very hot pan until brown.
Author: Paula Jones
Serves: 4 servings
- 1 lb sea scallops
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 lemon
- Heat a large sauce pan to high. Pat scallops dry and add salt, pepper, and garlic to all sides. Add olive oil and butter to sauce pan. Once oil ripples, add scallops to pan careful not to crowd. Allow to cook undisturbed 3 to 4 minutes before turning. They should be brown before turning. Once browned turn to second side and sear again 3 to 4 minutes or until scallop is opaque. Just before removing from pan, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the scallops. Serve immediately.
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