Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
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Serves 4

Sustainable Choice: Watercress offers a refreshing change from spinach and other greens. Scallops are a sustainable buy, but for the best choice, pick diver-caught scallops from Mexico.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle both sides of scallops evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, and pepper. Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes or until done, turning after 2 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Discard all but 2 teaspoons drippings. Add shallots and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 2 minutes. Add broth to pan; bring to a boil. Add remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and watercress to pan; cook 30 seconds or until greens begin to wilt. Place 4 scallops and about 1 cup watercress on each of 4 plates. Sprinkle servings evenly with bacon.

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Ratings & Reviews

Onecentinvegas's Review

Kuthixo
August 24, 2014
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.

SkinnyAndrea's Review

Lunasea
June 09, 2014
I agree with prior reviews. I would double the greens.

tampabaygirl's Review

tampabaygirl
July 15, 2013
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.

katylw's Review

rachrevisky
May 12, 2013
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ChefKiki's Review

Onecentinvegas
March 21, 2013
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Lunasea's Review

MrsSterling
March 16, 2013
Love it. Needs more greens as they wilt to about 1 Tbs. Would suggest adding spinach or arugula to beef it up a bit.

rachrevisky's Review

SkinnyAndrea
February 24, 2013
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gingersnapzy's Review

rachelshekar
January 13, 2013
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Kuthixo's Review

marybeth123
November 01, 2012
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.

marybeth123's Review

ChefKiki
August 26, 2012
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.