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Spicy Southwest Seared Scallops

Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 5 servings (serving size: 6 to 7 scallops)
If you are low on these spices, save a little money and buy a Southwestern spice blend. It gives your food a kick and can even be found in no-salt varieties.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sea scallops (about 40 scallops)
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 195
  • fat 4.6 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • protein 30.9 g
  • carbohydrate 5.7 g
  • cholesterol 60 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 763 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. Drain scallops well; pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Combine coriander and next 5 ingredients in a shallow dish. Dredge scallops in spice mixture.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium- high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Add 1/2 of scallops; sear 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and scallops. Serve immediately.

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