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Pan-Seared Scallops with Cilantro Recipe

Looking for an easy Pan-Seared Scallops with Cilantro recipe? Learn how to make Pan-Seared Scallops with Cilantro using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by beecee1963

Makes 4 servings



Two things are important when searing any food: use a very hot skillet, and cook the food in small batches. The high heat seals in the juices so that the food browns quickly.

Recipe Ingredients for Pan-Seared Scallops with Cilantro

1 pound scallops
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp light butter, divided
1 spray cooking spray
1/4 cup water
1/2 jalapeno pepper, medium seeded and minced
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp cilantro, minced

Recipe Directions for Pan-Seared Scallops with Cilantro

  1. Sprinkle both sides of scallops with chili powder, salt, and black pepper.

  2. Melt 11⁄2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add half of scallops; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove scallops from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and scallops.

  3. Add water, jalapeņo pepper and lime juice to pan; cook 1 minute, scraping bottom and sides of pan to loosen browned bits. Spoon sauce over scallops; sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces scallops and about 2 tablespoons sauce).

Categories

Seafood, Main Dish, Sear

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 143.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
131
Calories from Fat
36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.0g
6%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
501mg
21%
Potassium
396mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
3.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.2g
Protein
19.2g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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