Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Carmela's Food Blog: Seared Scallops and Fresh Spinach

Seared Scallops!

Where has the time gone? I cannot believe we are on episode 12 of Mob Wives already. Time, it ticks away so quickly. I find myself trying to get back an hour or so at night to try to eat healthy without spending all night in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up.

So here you have it, a healthy dish with only a few ingredients. This took me all of 20 minutes total to make these Pan Seared Scallops with Fresh Spinach.

Here's what you'll need:

Sea Scallops-15
2 bags fresh spinach
4 cloves of garlic - chopped
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1 pan and 1 pot

Saute the Scallops

I only buy sea scallops, they are meatier and full of flavor. Salt and pepper your scallops. Heat olive oil in a pan. When hot, place the scallops in the pan and sear till golden brown.  When flipping the scallops onto  their 2nd side, sprinkle the them with breadcrumbs. Turn the scallops over 1 more time to brown the breadcrumbs. Squeeze the whole lemon over the scallops. Remove and put in serving plate. Scrape the browned breadcrumbs and place onto scallops. Do not wash frying pan yet......

Saute the wilted Spinach

Heat water in a pot 1/3 of the way full. Boil the water and place the bagged spinach into the water. Stir the spinach and it will wilt in about 6-8 minutes. Drain.

Scrape whatever is left in  the frying pan.  This does not need to be super clean. Add another 3 tablespoons of olive oil and put in the chopped garlic. Lightly brown. Toss in the drained spinach, salt & pepper, and saute.  Place on plate with scallops. Dinner that's healthy and fresh.


Written By: Carmela Corleone

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