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Look for dry-packed sea scallops at your local seafood market. They haven't been soaked in a liquid solution, which increases their weight and sodium content.

Recipe by Oxmoor House March 2010

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Recipe Summary

prep:
3 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces scallops and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Finely grate lemon rind, reserving 1/4 teaspoon. Squeeze lemon, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Pat scallops dry with paper towels.

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  • Sprinkle scallops with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add scallops; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove scallops from pan; keep warm.

  • Add wine and reserved lemon juice to pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan. Combine water and cornstarch; add to pan. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Add reserved lemon rind, remaining 1 teaspoon butter, remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and basil. Remove from heat. Serve over scallops.

  • Serve with: Buttery Angel Hair Pasta with Parmesan Cheese

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  • Large sea scallops are great for a fast and filling protein source any night of the week. They can be seared or sautéed and then added to salads and pastas or served solo as an entrée. Their mild taste and universal appeal make them a good host for complex flavors.

Source

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; calories from fat 0%; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 1.9g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 64mg; iron 0.8mg; sodium 447mg; calcium 51mg.
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