Scallops, Scampi-Style

"Good Housekeeping July 2007. Very healthy yummy scallop recipe."
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  • Prepare couscous as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, pull off and discard tough crescent-shaped muscle, if any, from each scallop; rinse to remove sand from crevices. Pat scallops dry.
  • From Lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. In a bowl, toss scallops with garlic, 1/2 teaspoon peel, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 a teaspoon coarse black pepper.
  • With vegetable peeler, slice each squash length wise into this, long ribbons until you reach the core with seeds; discard core. Set aside ribbons.
  • In non-stick 12-inch skillet, heat margarine over medium-high heat until melted. Add scallops and cook 5 to 6 minutes, until browned and just opaque throughout, turning over once; transfer scallops to plate. Add squash to same skillet. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 2 minutes, stirring once. Uncover and cook 1 minute or until tender-crisp. Remove squash from heat; stir in lemon juice and remaining peel.
  • Spoon vegetable mixture onto 4 plates; top with scallops and sprinkle with chives. Serve with couscous.

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  1. Prepared and reviewed for PAC Fall 2007 - This was a great recipe for scallops! I added 1 T. olive oil into the pan with the butter. Also used Near East Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil couscous prepared according to the package directions, which went with the dish perfectly! I snipped some fresh chives from the garden, but since they weren't of the best quality anymore, I omitted them. The dish was just fine without it. This dish also looks so beautiful and eye-catching...elegant enough for a dinner party! Thanks for posting!


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