These easy blackened scallops are packed with flavor. Making your own spice mixture allows you to control the sodium. Serve over grits or pasta with a squeeze of lemon for brightness.

EatingWell.com, September 2021

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

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active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together paprika, pepper, cumin, salt, thyme, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl. Thoroughly pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle the scallops evenly with the spice mixture.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot, but not smoking. Add the scallops, spaced evenly apart so they are not touching each other, working in batches if needed. Cook until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium-high; add butter to the pan. Cook until the scallops are opaque throughout and charred on the bottom, about 2 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

about 3 scallops
137 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 35mg; sodium 474mg; carbohydrates 4g; protein 14g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 399IU; potassium 242mg.
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