You could also serve the scallops over Asian salad greens dressed with sesame oil and rice vinegar for a simple dinner.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006

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Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Toss scallops with oil, five-spice powder and salt. Broil on a baking sheet until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with toothpicks.

Tips

Notes: We prefer “dry” sea scallops (not treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops treated with STP (“wet” scallops) are mushy, less flavorful and will not brown properly.

Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

51 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiberg; sugarsg; fat 1.5g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 13.6mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 1.7IU; vitamin cmg; folate 9.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 6.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 12.5mg 5% DV; potassium 116.3mg 3% DV; sodium 294.9mg 12% DV; thiaminmg.