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    Seared Scallops With Wilted Watercress

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    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    threeovens's Note:

    Have you tried watercress? It is very earthy and slighly bitter. The flavor goes very well with the sweetness of scallops. This is a healthy, fast recipes from "Cooking Light" magazine.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet, over medium high heat; season scallops with 1/4 teaspoons salt, sugar, and pepper.
    2. 2
      Add scallops to pan and cook until just done, turning once, about 3 minutes total; remove and keep warm.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, cook bacon in another skillet, over medium heat, until crisp; remove and crumble.
    4. 4
      Pour off all but 2 teaspoons of the bacon drippings, add shallots and garlic, and saute 2 minutes; add in broth and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Season with remaining 1/8 teaspoon of salt and add watercress to pan.
    6. 6
      Barely wilt watercress, about 30 seconds.
    7. 7
      To serve: Place 1 cup watercress on each of 4 serving plates, along with about 4 scallops; garnish with bacon.

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    Nutritional Facts for Seared Scallops With Wilted Watercress

    Serving Size: 1 (263 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 163.4
     
    Calories from Fat 29
    17%
    Total Fat 3.2 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 40.9 mg
    13%
    Sodium 891.6 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.3 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.4 g
    1%
    Protein 22.7 g
    45%

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    center-cut bacon

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