Nutrition & Fitness Recipes

Scoop Up Some Scallops

Give this quick and easy pan-seared recipe a try

Scallops are high in protein, low in fat, and a 3.5-ounce serving will set you back about 100 calories. They’re also a great source of vitamin B12, calcium, iron (providing about 17 percent of our daily requirement), magnesium, potassium and zinc. The delicate, mild-sweet flavor of scallops is enjoyed even by folks who aren’t particularly fond of fish or other shellfish, which is great since scallops promote heart health and protect against colon cancer.

This recipe is so simple we’re loathe to call it cooking.

Pan-Seared Scallops

1/4 pound sea scallops per person

Olive oil for pan

Heat oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add scallops. Cook until beginning to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook until browned on the other side (another 2 to 3 minutes) and scallops are just barely opaque in the center. Watch them constantly while cooking to prevent overcooking. Serve immediately.
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