|12-03-2011, 07:17 PM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Start Date: October 3, 2011
Sauteed Scallops in Cream Sauce
I came across some frozen sea scallops at one of the big box stores. They were large and looked delicious. Here's my low carb recipe:
16 oz frozen sea scallops.
I thawed the scallops by soaking them in salted water. I placed them in a 900 Watt microwave for 10 minutes at 30% power. The frozen scallops were covered in salt water while in the microwave.
While defrosting, I gently sauteed three slices of pancetta in a saute pan. I removed the pancetta and retained the grease. I melted 2 tbsp of butter on low heat, and added four cloves of crushed garlic and two finely sliced scallions. I added 1 tsp of cumin and 1 tsp of paprika. I added a pinch of ground white pepper and a pinch of ground cayenne.
I turned up the heat to medium on the saute pan to frying temperature and placed the scallops in the oil for two minutes,. I turned the scallops over and sauteed for another two minutes.
I removed the scallops and added 1/4 cup cream to the saute mixture. I diced the pancetta slices and added the sauce. I turned down the heat and simmered until the liquid was reduced by half. Pour the reduced sauce over the scallops and serve.
Enjoy the scallops!
Last edited by codewiz51; 12-03-2011 at 07:19 PM..
|12-04-2011, 12:12 PM||#2|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Texas
WOE: Atkins Start 4/09
Start Date: 4/21/09 Height 5'5", Age 64
Sounds very good, CW51. And easy.....my kinda dish. Thanks for sharing.
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