Quick Scallops with Peppers and Corn

Quick Scallops with Peppers and Corn Recipe
Paule Hible
Serve with couscous, pasta, or rice. Prep and Cook Time: about 30 minutes.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 231
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Protein 19 g
Fat 10 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Sodium 203 mg
Cholesterol 42 mg


3 ears corn (about 2 1/2 lb. total), husked, silks removed
1 1/4 pounds sea scallops
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 red bell peppers (12 oz. total), rinsed, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1. Holding each ear of corn upright in a deep bowl, cut kernels from cobs. Rinse scallops and pat dry; sprinkle lightly all over with salt and pepper.

2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in each of two 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pans over high heat. Add corn, bell peppers, garlic, and cumin to one pan; add scallops to the other. Cook, stirring both pans often, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes, and scallops are browned on the outside and barely opaque in the center (cut to test), about 5 minutes.

3. Just before serving, stir basil into the vegetable mixture and cilantro into the scallops. Add salt and pepper to taste to both. Mound vegetables in a wide, shallow bowl; top with scallops (and any pan juices).

Joyce Hannum, Mason County, WA,


October 2005
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