A friend of mine sent me this recipe. I thought it looked delicious as well as healthy and I plan on trying it out at the first opportunity!
Seared Scallops with White Beans & Spinach (serves 4)
- 2 strips bacon, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, minced
- 1 1/2 cans (14oz) White (Cannelini) beans, rinsed & drained
- 4 c. baby spinach
- 1lb large sea scallops
- 1 tbsp butter
- juice of 1 lemon
1. Heat a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook the bacon until it has begun to crisp. Add the onion and garlic; sauté until the onion is soft and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the white beans and spinach and simmer until the beans are hot and the spinach is wilted. Keep warm.
2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Blot the scallops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Add the butter and the scallops to the pan and sear the scallops for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until deeply caramelized.
3. Before serving, add the lemon juice to the beans. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the beans among 4 warm bowls or plates and top with scallops.
If you're concerned with the label information, here ya go:
Nutritional Facts per serving
|SATURATED FAT||2.5 G|
|TOTAL SUGARS||2.1 G|
|DIETARY FIBER||6.4 G|