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Five-Spice Scallops

December 2006

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


Five-Spice Scallops Recipe

Makes: 8 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound large dry sea scallops, quartered (see Note)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder, (see Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 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

  • 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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 61 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 19 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 10 g protein; 0 g fiber; 164 mg sodium; 183 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Protein, magnesium, potassium, selenium.

Exchanges: 1 1/2 very lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
Servings
8 or more
Main Ingredient
Shellfish
Preparation/ Technique
Broil
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Type of Dish
Appetizer
Ethnic/Regional
Asian
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Publication
December 2006

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