Sautéed Scallops with Shaved Celery Salad

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Sautéed Scallops with Shaved Celery SaladRecipe

Photo: Greg DuPree; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Celery is an underrated vegetable, often used as a flavor accent for soups or Thanksgiving stuffing. But it shines as the star in a salad, thanks to its fantastic crunch and naturally salty flavor. For ease and speed, we advise slicing thinly on a mandoline. To cut by hand, line up 3 stalks and slice all at once instead of slicing each stalk individually.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup salad and 4 to 5 scallops)


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1 1/2 pounds celery stalks with leafy tops
1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


1. Remove celery leaves from stalks; reserve leaves. Thinly slice stalks using a mandoline.

2. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Sprinkle scallops with pepper and salt. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of the scallops, and cook to desired degree of doneness, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet; repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining scallops.

3. Whisk together lemon juice, mustard, sugar, and remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl until well combined. Add celery stalks, leaves, raisins, and almonds; toss to combine. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates. Top with scallops.

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 349
Fat 15.5 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 10.7 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 24 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 532 mg
Calcium 110 mg
Sugars 15 g
Est. Added Sugars 1 g