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Coquilles Saint-Jacques Sautees a la Provencale

 

62

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

5

min

Ready

15

min

Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free
 

Ingredients

1 pound scallops
or 2 cups, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 x lemon juice
salt, and pepper
*
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 x olive oil
or cooking oil
*
2 tablespoons shallots
or scallions, minced
1 clove garlic
mashed
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
fresh, minced

Directions

Dry the scallops in paper towels, then place on a large sheet of waxed paper.

Sprinkle with drops of lemon juice, then with salt and pepper.

The moment before sautéing, dredge with flour and shake in a sieve to dislodge excess flour.

Film the 10 inch, non stick frying pan with a 1/16-inch layer of oil.

When almost smoking, add the scallops.

Toss for 4 to 5 minutes until scallops are lightly browned.

Then toss for a moment with the shallots or scallions, and garlic; finally toss with the butter and parsley and serve.

Suggested accompaniments: If the scallops are a first course, accompany with French bread.

For a main course, accompany with broiled tomatoes and green beans.

Notes: Sauteed scallops should be crisp light brown outside and moistly tender inside.

Keys to success are: have your sautéing oil very hot before the scallops go in, and have no more than one layer of scallops in the pan.

Otherwise the scallops will steam, exude moisture, and will not brown.

You may find, in using frozen scallops, that they will start out nicely, then suddenly release juices in the pan; to avoid this, blanch them before cooking by dropping them in a large pan of rapidly boiling water and bringing them quickly back to the boil

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 143g (5.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23828% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 56g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 14% Iron 24%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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