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    Pan-Seared Scallops With Bacon and Spinach

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    30 mins

    12 mins

    18 mins

    Manami's Note:

    Outstanding! Scallops are simple to prepare, and with a screaming hot skillet, you get a gorgeous crust without having to bread the shellfish. Serve with multi-grain baguette and a glass of wine Cooking Light Magazine, May 2010 edition.;)

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.
    2. 2
      Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan; coarsely chop and set bacon aside. Increase heat to high.
    3. 3
      Pat scallops dry with paper towels.
    4. 4
      Sprinkle scallops evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
    5. 5
      Add scallops to drippings in pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until done.
    6. 6
      Transfer to a plate; keep warm.
    7. 7
      Reduce heat to medium-high & add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
    8. 8
      Add half of spinach; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
    9. 9
      Add remaining half of spinach; cook 2 minutes or just until wilted, stirring frequently.
    10. 10
      Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper and pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
    11. 11
      Divide spinach mixture among 4 plates; top each serving evenly with crumbled bacon and 3 scallops.
    12. 12
      Serve immediately with lemon wedges, if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 05, 2010

      55

      Heaven!!! I love scallops and spinach so this really caught my eye. Followed the directions completely and DH and I ate all! Definately going into my book fo Favorites for 2010. Thank you! Served with Scalloped Tomatoes (Barefoot Contessa)#421331 and a glass of wine. Made for New Kids on the Block 2010.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pan-Seared Scallops With Bacon and Spinach

    Serving Size: 1 (308 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 271.3
     
    Calories from Fat 84
    30%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 67.8 mg
    22%
    Sodium 594.5 mg
    24%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 2.1 g
    8%
    Protein 33.6 g
    67%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    center-cut bacon

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