Lemony Asparagus and Scallop

21 Jan

Here is a fast and tasty low calorie meal to start New Year with healthy eating. Asparagus is packed with nutrition and has only 4 calories per spear. It is loaded with vitamin K and cancer fighting antioxidants. Scallops are sweet and cook fast. This skillet dinner is quick and delicious. You can serve it over couscous or rice.                                                                                                               If you use thick asparagus spears, peel the stalks with a vegetable peeler.

  • olive oil or grape seed oil
  • 1/4 cup diced shallots
  • 1 glove of garlic, pressed
  • 1 tbs fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 pound of asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 pounds of scallops
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Heat 2 tbs of oil in a large skillet on medium high. Add shallots and garlic and cook until soft. Add thyme, lemon zest and asparagus and cook, stirring until asparagus softens slightly. Stir in scallops, cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook 2 minutes and turn scallops and stir asparagus. Cover and cook 2 more minutes until scallops are opaque.  Drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt and fresh ground pepper.

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2 Responses to “Lemony Asparagus and Scallop”

  1. cocinadecella January 21, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    Wow, this sounds so tasty. I love me some scallops!

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