7.08.2009

Recipe for a Wednesday



A fine recipe for a Wednesday ~ Anyone else out there feeling the strain & despair of the lack of our inspirational home & design magazines? So what does a person do, they drag out their stacks of well loved & crumpled editions of their past periodicals for a trip down memory lane. Whilst chronicling my love of Canadian House & Home magazine (thank goodness still in the game), I spotted in a previous issue a recipe by dairygoodness.ca - I gave it a go & the result was the whole family raised their fork in praise; definitely blog worthy. A light, full of flavor, easy summer meal. I hope you are pleasantly surprised too.
Seared Scallops with Baby Spinach & Potatoes

Seared Scallops With Baby Spinach & Potatoes Ingredients:

Scallops make a stunning centerpiece for a special meal yet they’re very simple and quick to prepare. The light golden cream sauce provides a lovely finishing touch.

12 baby red or white potatoes
1-1/2 lbs (750 g) large sea scallops (about 16)
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine
1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
3 cups (750 mL) fresh baby spinach

Number of servings (persons)
Cooking time (min)
4 servings

Preparation time (min) 10 minutes
Cooking time (min)

Cooking time (min) 30 minutes
Cooking time (min)

Preparation:
Pierce potatoes all over with a fork. In a saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water; bring to a boil over high heat. Add 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt; reduce heat and boil gently for about 20 min or until fork-tender. Drain; cut potatoes into thin slices, keeping the shape intact. Keep warm.
Meanwhile, rinse scallops and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and swirl to coat pan. Add scallops and brown for about 2 min per side, turning once. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
Reduce heat to medium-low; add garlic and sauté for 1 min or until fragrant. Add wine and simmer, stirring, until reduced by about half. Add cream and return to a boil, stirring. Boil gently, stirring often, for about 3 min or until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Return scallops to pan; turn to coat in sauce. Simmer for 1 min or until just slightly firm at the edges.
Fan 3 potatoes in the centre of each serving plate; top with spinach. Arrange scallops around spinach; drizzle with sauce.

Tips:
Be sure not to over-cook scallops to keep them nice and tender. They should be well-browned and firm just around the edges.
You can substitute 18% table cream whisked with 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour for the 35% whipping cream if desired.

Nutritional information:

Per serving
Energy: 607 Calories
Protein: 38 g
Carbohydrate: 49 g
Fat: 27 g
Fibre: 4,9 g
Sodium: 399 mg


Top 5 nutrients of this recipe.
Nutrient % DV*

Calcium: 13 % / 138 mg
Vitamin B12: 149 %
Magnesium: 75 %
Vitamin C: 58 %
Phosphorus: 57 %
* Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.



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8 comments:

annechovie said...

What an excellent recipe, Deb! Scallops are one of my faves. Thanks for your great comment and feedback....loved it! XO

Kristin said...

Thank you for sharing. That sounds incredible!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for recipe. I lurve scallops. Do you find that you flick through a magazine and think, what a great recipe, but never look at it again ? I do it all the time. Don't know why. XXXX

Alicia said...

Wednesday is always my light dinner day just a sald thrown together with whatever hanging around...this could change my mind. I think I go for fingerlings though. A bit creamier...
Im glad I could make you laugh. Now if only I could send a cocktail with a click....

Dionne said...

Oh this sounds perfect! Thanks for including the nutritional info - my husband is big on that, so I am sure he will approve of this! It looks YUMMY!

Brittany said...

Mmmm....

Looks delish!

Christy said...

My husband would love this! I'm printing it off now! Muchas gracias!

{this is glamorous} said...

sounds delicious!