Pan-Seared Scallops with Bacon and Spinach

  • carolfitz Posted: 04/30/10
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    Super easy and simply excellent. We love spinach, so doubled that ingredient, otherwise followed recipe. Didn't use the recommendation for baguette. Served tomato/basil salad to start and poured a crisp white wine from the Basque region. Very attractive presentation. Home-baked Trader Joe's chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

  • lizardstew Posted: 05/27/10
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    This was delicious! It was the first time I cooked scallops and they came out perfeclty. My husband didn't love the spinach but I did! I was only cooking for two, so I halved the scallops but made the amount of spinach called for in the recipe to give us more veggies! I served it with a green salad.

  • scargosun Posted: 05/17/10
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    This was wonderful! I plated it nicely with the scallops on top of the spinach and quartered cocktail size tomatoes around the edge. I made some rice to go with it but really did not need it. Would love to impress guests with it sometime.

  • NedraI Posted: 04/22/10
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    This was easy to make and very tasty. I used a 1 lb bag of scallops, 6 oz of spinach and reduced the amount of garlic and onion. My husband is a big eater so it only served 2! I will definitely make it again. I served it with wild rice pilaf and fresh asparagus. It would be great as a special occasion meal.

  • kejones Posted: 01/27/11
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    Tried this recipe last night and it was fabulous- like every recipe, I tinkered with it, adding 1/2 golden raisins, sauteing them with the bacon, onions and garlic, and then added veggie broth at the end so I had a bit of a reduction. You could definitely substitute thin chicken cutlets or shrimp. I had a risotto to serve on the side and roasted cauliflower and onions. Perfect!

  • Melhoney1 Posted: 03/25/11
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    I loved this. Super easy, very filling. Used smaller scallops...turned out perfect! Make sure you crank the heat to high when you put the scallops in the pan.

  • CaliMommy Posted: 08/10/10
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    This was excellent! First time cooking scallops and I was worried that it wouldn't turn out very good. Wish I would have added more spinach, but otherwise it was perfect. My DD's (3 1/2 and 2) devoured the scallops! I was so impressed! This will go on the repeat list!

  • AmyR4CT Posted: 06/13/10
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    Absolutely delicious dinner! This reminded me of an "entree" style "scallops wrapped in bacon". It's also pretty quick to put together. We served it with wild rice for a starch. Also "3 scallops per person" didn't seem like enough. I'd suggest 4-6 if you're buying them from a seafood counter and they're not as "ginormous" as the ones restaurants use!

  • VTHiker Posted: 06/07/10
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    We really liked this recipe -- scallops were perfect. However, being the impatient cook that I tend to be, I did not let the pan cool enough before putting the onions and garlic in and burned the garlic. Next time I might cook the onion/garlic/spinach in a separate pan with some of the leftover bacon grease -- that way everything will be done at the same time.

  • radiohigh Posted: 09/23/10
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    My fiance and I cooked this dish for our parents and we all went wild over it! We used baby scallops instead because they were half the cost of the larger scallops - no difference in taste, just more time consuming to turn over. Will be adding more spinach next time. Can't wait to make this dish again!

  • Caseywareagle Posted: 12/25/10
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    Absolutely to die for! Easy! My kids (ages 6 and 4) now LOVE scallops. The bacon is a new favorite now too! Will definitely make again.

  • peekers93 Posted: 01/12/11
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    I had to mess with it! ;) I used frozen thawed bay scallops, and added sliced baby bella mushrooms, and a splash of dry vermouth to the onion & garlic saute. Served it over rice. QUICK & EASY! SOLID!

  • cookinkitties Posted: 10/31/11
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    Pulled out the unused cast iron skillet and tried this. Used whatever greens I had in my last CSA box (baby kale? Some other young green) and baby spinach. Hubby raved about it. Had to add a little extra bacon fat to sauté the onions, but other than that followed the recipe. Really, really good. I know I'll make it again.

  • steponme Posted: 03/15/12
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    Delicious; love the seared scallops. The spinach was also very good.

  • CariClarkPhelps Posted: 01/04/14
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    Great flavor! I used thick cut organic peppered turkey bacon and it turned out great.

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