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Scallops with Wilted Spinach

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

Two of my favorite foods are bacon and seafood. In this dish, I get them together with white wine, shallots and baby spinach. Serve with bread to soak up the tasty broth. —Deborah Williams, Peoria, Arizona
Scallops with Wilted Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 12 sea scallops (about 1-1/2 pounds), side muscles removed
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach (about 8 ounces)

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons. Wipe skillet clean if necessary.
  2. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon drippings over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook until golden brown and firm, 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  3. Heat remaining drippings in same pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add wine; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add spinach; cook and stir until wilted, 1-2 minutes. Stir in bacon. Serve with scallops.

Nutrition Facts

3 scallops with 1/2 cup spinach mixture: 247 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 964mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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