Be sure to pat the scallops dry to ensure an even sear. Also, if serrano ham is available, it makes a tasty substitute for the prosciutto.
5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon minced shallots
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 cups mixed salad greens
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup sliced English cucumber
1 ounce prosciutto, thinly sliced
16 sea scallops (about 1 pound)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
How to Make It
Combine 1 tablespoon oil, cider vinegar, minced shallots, and Dijon mustard in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add salad greens, halved cherry tomatoes, and cucumber to bowl; toss gently to coat.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced prosciutto to pan; cook 3 minutes or until prosciutto is crisp; coarsely chop. Pat scallops dry with paper towels; sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt. Add remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan; swirl to coat pan. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place 4 scallops and 2/3 cup salad mixture on each of 4 plates; sprinkle with prosciutto.
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We thought the flavors of the dressing went wonderfully on the salad and scallops. Everyone asked me to make this again, and I think I might try it with shrimp, although I thought it was great with the scallops.
Question: If you combine 4 cups of greens and 2 cups of tomatoes, and it makes 4 servings, how is 2/3 cup of salad a serving? Is this a typo or are you intended to be left with 3 cups of leftover salad?
This was really good! The dressing was the perfect zippiness for the scallops. We used arugula, iceberg, and spinach for our greens. It probably would have been better with shrimp like mbpeck said, but my husband is allergic so scallops it was, they were very good too. A nice simple meal!