Curried Scallop-Apple Salad
From EatingWell: September/October 2008
Curry complements seared scallops, tart apples and sweet dried cranberries while toasted almonds add crunch in this quick fall dinner salad. Serve with toasted whole-wheat baguette and a glass of sauvignon blanc.
- 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallot
- 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1 pound dry sea scallops, (see Shopping Tip), tough muscle removed
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 8 cups mixed salad greens
- 1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, diced
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tip)
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and curry powder and cook, stirring, until the shallot is beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add cider and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 4 minutes. Pour into a large bowl and whisk in 2 teaspoons oil and vinegar. Reserve 1/4 cup dressing in a small bowl. Wipe out the pan.
- Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan and heat over medium-high. Add the scallops and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- Add salad greens, apple, cranberries and almonds to the large bowl; toss to coat. Top with the scallops and drizzle with the reserved 1/4 cup dressing.
Tips & Notes
- Shopping tip: Be sure to buy “dry” sea scallops. “Wet” scallops, which have been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP), are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.
- Tip: Place sliced almonds in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
Per serving: 291 calories; 11 g fat (1 g sat, 7 g mono); 37 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 21 g protein; 3 g fiber; 483 mg sodium; 612 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Magnesium (23% daily value), Vitamin A & Vitamin C (20% dv), Potassium (17% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat
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- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- Preparation/ Technique
- September/October 2008