Poached Scallops with Leeks and Carrots

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Poached Scallops with Leeks and CarrotsRecipe
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Makes 4 servings


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2 tablespoons olive oil
4 carrots, cut into 4-inch sticks
2 leeks (white and light green parts), thinly sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup dry white wine
12 large sea scallops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons pine nuts, finely chopped


Prep: 20 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots and leeks and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil.

Season the scallops with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and place on top of the vegetables. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until the scallops are opaque throughout, about 8 minutes. Transfer the scallops to a plate.

In a small bowl, combine the parsley, garlic, pine nuts, and the remaining tablespoon of oil. Stir into the vegetables and broth and serve with the scallops.

Shortcut: Instead of chopping the parsley, garlic, and pine nuts by hand, you can pulse them in a food processor with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.

Created date

November 2008

Nutritional Information

Calories 227
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Sugars 5 g
Fiber 3 g
Fat 11 g
Satfat 1 g
Sodium 455 mg
Cholesterol 33 mg