Sautéed mushrooms and leeks have a robust flavor that marries nicely with a touch of brandy and sour cream in this quick scallop dish. Substitute vermouth for a more mellow flavor. The mushroom mixture is equally delicious served with steak or chicken. Make it a meal: Serve over barley. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to give off liquid, about 3 minutes. Stir in leeks; cook, adjusting heat to prevent scorching, until the vegetables are very tender and the leeks are starting to brown, about 8 minutes. Add brandy (or vermouth) and broth; cook until reduced and thickened, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and stir in sour cream, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside.

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  • Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. To serve, place some of the leek-mushroom mixture on each plate and top with scallops.

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Note: Be sure to buy “dry” sea scallops (scallops that have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP (“wet” scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; 6.8 g total fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 794 mg sodium. 655 mg potassium; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 16.6 g protein; 867 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 67 mcg folate; 59 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 46 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2020
This is a wonderful way to make scallops. Really love the sauce have even done without adding sour cream at the end. A favorite recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2014
Delicious Took a little longer than 30 minutes to prep. Leeks are new to our diet and we enjoyed them fixed this way. Read More