Get perfectly cooked scallops every time with this easy method. Sea scallops (the large ones) are sautéed in butter that turns deliciously nutty as it cooks, to make a super-fast, special dinner. A splash of lemon juice and fresh herbs finish the dish. Round out the menu with sautéed spinach and brown rice or orzo.
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.
Serving Size: 4 scallops
157 calories; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 4.1g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.1g; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 5.5g; cholesterol 50.1mg; vitamin a iu 279.9IU; vitamin c 1.5mg; folate 19.3mcg; calcium 12.9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 26.4mg; potassium 247.6mg; sodium 591.2mg.