We made a very similar recipe from CL's 2010 issue, and their addition of broth is a good one. Portion size of greens is too small for us, so we double. Easy to prep and pull together, very attractive presentation. Served with chilled sauvignon blanc, nice summer supper.
Seared Scallops with Wilted Watercress and Bacon
carolfitz Posted: 07/10/12
Kuthixo Posted: 11/01/12
The recipe is fast and simple, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Our grocery store almost never has watercress, but we've substitued spinich and arugula with no problem. I do love that the recipie notes "Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Discard all but 2 teaspoons drippings" We're only cooking 2 slices of bacon! I've never gotten ONE teaspoon of drippings let alone over 2! As I said, very easy meal to make, and fantastic presentation and taste.
MrsSterling Posted: 04/30/12
This is very fast and easy meal to make. Delicious!
marybeth123 Posted: 08/26/12
Really flavorful and satisfying just with a glass of sauvingnon blanc. I will be making this often. The only thing I added was more fresh garlic for my taste.
rachelshekar Posted: 08/16/12
This is so good! We had to use shrimp instead of scallops and it turned out great!
Lunasea Posted: 03/16/13
Love it. Needs more greens as they wilt to about 1 Tbs. Would suggest adding spinach or arugula to beef it up a bit.
Onecentinvegas Posted: 08/24/14
What a disappointing outcome! The seared scallops were killer--very tender and yummy, but the wilted greens tasted awful! Followed the recipe exactly except I used spinach. It just wasn't good at all. won't make again.
tampabaygirl Posted: 07/15/13
The scallops were very tasty and my 4 year old and 18 month loved them. I would also substitute spinach for the watercress. This was very quick and easy.
SkinnyAndrea Posted: 06/09/14
I agree with prior reviews. I would double the greens.