Lemon-Shallot Scallops
November, 2005

Serves 4-5 / Closely related to onions, milder shallots are tear-shaped and covered with papery, copper-colored skin. Pick dry, shiny ones; avoid any with green shoots.

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons butter or ghee
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. Add scallops to pan and sauté 2 minutes on each side. Remove scallops from pan and keep warm in a 200º oven.
2. Melt butter or ghee in pan. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add wine and lemon juice and cook 1 minute. Return scallops to pan; toss to coat. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley.

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PER SERVING: 195 cal, 26% fat cal, 5g fat, 2g sat fat, 61mg chol, 29g protein, 6g carb, 0g fiber, 581mg sodium