Sea Scallops Over Greens
Fresh scallops pair perfectly with spring greens.
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

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  1. Rinse and pat scallops dry – getting them very dry is key. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy skillet of high heat. When oil begins to smoke, turn the heat to medium high, and place scallops about 1 inch apart in the pan. When they brown on one side (about 1.5 minutes), flip them over and finish browning the other side for another brief sear. Do not overcook them, or they will become rubbery. These should be sweet and pull-apart tender, but no longer translucent in the center. Lightly salt.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the garlic until fragrant in oil in another skillet over medium heat. Add salt. Toss in the greens, in batches, using tongs to make sure they wilt evenly on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  3. Divide the greens evenly on four plates. Place the scallops on top. Squeeze a bit of lemon over all. Serve hot.

Tips & Notes

In order to have hot greens and perfect scallops, it’s best to finish them at the same time. If this isn’t possible, prepare the greens first and then add hot scallops.


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