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a plate of Asian Seared scallops with spinach
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Seared Asian Scallops with Spinach

Asian Seared Scallops with Spinach is an easy dinner to make on a weeknight but fancy enough for the weekend. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian scallops, quick, easy, healthy, Asian, Light, seared scallops
Servings: -4 people
Calories: 414kcal
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • cast iron pan or other frying pan

Ingredients

  • 12 large scallops (1 to 1 ¼ lbs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup ponzu sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Asian Seared Scallops with Spinach is an easy dinner to make on a weeknight but fancy enough for the weekend.  The secret ingredient is  Ponzu sauce to make it one tasty dish!

  • In a large cast iron pan (or other frying pan), heat oil and butter to medium high heat. Sprinkle scallops with garlic, salt and pepper. Sear scallops for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden. Remove scallops from pan , keep warm and set aside.



  • Add spinach to pan and cook for a few minutes or until wilted. Add ponzu sauce and mix thoroughly. 

  • Place spinach on 4 plates reserving the sauce in the pan. Place 3 scallops on top of each plate of spinach. Top with the sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 2151mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.5mg