Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 5 scallops, 3/4 cup spinach mixture, and 1 tablespoon sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2

Place scallops in a shallow dish. Add vodka, vermouth, and half of ginger mixture; toss gently. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Step 3

Melt margarine in a large skillet over high heat. Add remaining ginger mixture, and sauté 30 seconds. Add orange rind and juice, and bring to a boil. Stir in spinach, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Remove from skillet, and keep warm.

Step 4

Remove scallops from marinade, reserving marinade. Place skillet coated with cooking spray over high heat until hot. Add scallops; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Add reserved marinade to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook until sauce is reduced to 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes).

Step 5

Arrange scallops over spinach mixture; drizzle with sauce.

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