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Seared Scallops with Gremolata

Seared Scallops with Gremolata Recipe

Choose large, meaty sea scallops for ease of preparation. Remember this Gremolata, which is simply a Mediterranean mix of fresh herbs. This also works well with other protein choices such as lamb, chicken, and turkey.

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb. large sea scallops
  • Sea salt and freshly milled black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced basil

Season scallops with salt and pepper on a paper towel. Heat half the oil in a large skillet then sear the scallops until brown on the edges, about 3-4 minutes, 2 minutes on each side. Move to a warm dish.
Add remaining oil, shallots and sauté 1 minute, and then add wine, lemon, parsley, chives and basil. Heat 1 minute, then pour over scallops and serve.

Calories: 175
Fat: 3.7 grams
Protein: 28.8 grams
Fiber: .3 grams
Carbs: 4.3 grams