Pan-Seared Scallops With Bacon and Spinach

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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