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Pan Seared Scallops With Lemon Vinaigrette

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  Sea scallops 12 Ounce (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Asparagus 1 Pound, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  Red onion 1 Medium, cut into wedges
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Basil sprigs 3 (Fresh)

Using a sharp knife, score lemon into 4 lengthwise sections; remove peel from lemon.
Scrape white portion from peel; discard.
Cut peel into very thin strips; set aside.
Squeeze enough juice from lemon to measure 2 tablespoons; set aside.
In a large skillet cook asparagus and onion in 1 tablespoon of the hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Transfer asparagus mixture to a serving platter.
Cover and keep warm.
In the same skillet combine the reserved lemon peel strips, the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and the basil sprigs.
Cook for 30 to 60 seconds or until heated through.
Using a slotted spoon, remove lemon peel and basil sprigs, reserving oil in skillet.
Discard lemon peel and basil sprigs.
Cook scallops in the reserved oil for 2 to minutes or until scallops are opaque, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the reserved lemon juice.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Arrange the scallop mixture on top of asparagus mixture.
If desired, garnish with fresh basil; serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 871 Calories from Fat 437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.2%

Saturated Fat 6.8 g33.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 112.3 mg37.4%

Sodium 1050.9 mg43.8%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13.2%

Dietary Fiber 14.7 g58.9%

Sugars 14.9 g

Protein 75 g149.3%

Vitamin A 296.5% Vitamin C 131.6%

Calcium 58.7% Iron 99.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pan Seared Scallops With Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe