- 1 1/2 pounds sea scallops (about 12)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1/2 cup vermouth
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 teaspoons capers
- 1 (10-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
- calories 275
- fat 13.1 g
- satfat 4.2 g
- monofat 5 g
- polyfat 2.5 g
- protein 30.9 g
- carbohydrate 8.3 g
- fiber 1.8 g
- cholesterol 71 mg
- iron 2.8 mg
- sodium 607 mg
- calcium 122 mg
How to Make It
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground pepper over scallops. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add scallops; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and done. Remove from pan; keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium. Add chopped garlic to pan; cook 10 seconds. Add vermouth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat. Add parsley, fresh lemon juice, butter, and capers, stirring until butter melts. Pour sauce in a bowl.
Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add spinach; sauté 30 seconds or until spinach almost wilts. Drizzle sauce over scallops; serve with spinach.
Serve on a bed of angel hair pasta, linguine, or brown rice, if desired.