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Seared Scallops with Sautéed Cucumbers

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From EatingWell:  September/October 2007

Sweet sea scallops pair beautifully with lightly sauteed cucumbers. Try adding a handful of julienned snow peas to the cucumbers, for extra crunch. Serve simply with crusty bread or a few boiled new potatoes.

4 servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise, scrape out seeds with a spoon and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Transfer to a colander set over a bowl. Toss with 1/4 teaspoon salt and set aside for 30 minutes to drain.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon butter and 2 teaspoons oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the drained cucumbers and cook, stirring, until wilted and beginning to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in sour cream and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Wipe out the pan. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons butter and 1 teaspoon oil over high heat. Add scallops, season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Gently stir the cucumber mixture into the scallops. Serve garnished with dill (or parsley), if desired.

Nutrition

Per serving : 225 Calories; 9 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 60 mg Cholesterol; 10 g Carbohydrates; 25 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 377 mg Sodium; 697 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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