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Skillet Sea Scallops Recipe

Skillet Sea Scallops Recipe

You'll want to slip this recipe into the front of your last-minute guests file. Pasta and mixed greens nicely complement the tender, citrusy shellfish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, toss bread crumbs with salt. Dip scallops in crumb mixture to coat both sides, patting to help coating adhere.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until firm and opaque. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • 3. Add wine, lemon juice and garlic to same pan; bring to a boil. Stir in parsley. Drizzle over scallops; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 249 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.