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Succulent Scallops

 These delightful jewels of the sea are full of protein, Omega 3, Vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. These nutrients and the high levels of Vitamin B12 improve cardiovascular health – keeping your heart healthy and maintaining your normal blood pressure.

Scallops are also packed full of Tryptophan which is one of the essential amino acids. Tryptophan helps you sleep, regulates your appetite and importantly makes you feel happy! 

The key to cooking scallops is a short cook time while not touching them while they cook (except to turn them). Overcooking kills the nutrients and causes the flesh to become tough.

Try this easy, succulent scallop recipe: 

 

Sauteed Scallops with Lemon Butter Sauce (for two)

 

  • 12 scallops
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 Tbsp  butter
  • 1 Tbsp  fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • The zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • Salt & Pepper

 

Arrange ingredients. Pat dry scallops, season with Salt & Pepper. Place a saute pan on stove top, turn to medium-high, add olive oil, when oil begins to ripple in the pan add the scallops, don't move, cook for 2 minutes. Turn cook for 2 minutes, remove, wrap in tin foil on serving dish.

Turn heat to medium, add butter & garlic, saute 2 minutes. Add white wine, lemon juice, lemon zest. Stir to get the brown bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add oregano & thyme, stir, let simmer for 2 minutes. Return scallops to pan, turn heat to low, cover & simmer 2 minutes.

Place 6 scallops on 2 plates, drizzle with sauce. Enjoy!