Scallops with Asparagus Recipe

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Scallops with Asparagus
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  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb sea scallops , large
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter


  1. Trim asparagus, cut stems into 1/4-inch-thick diagonal slices, leaving tips whole.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a 12-inch heavy nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then saute asparagus, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate, reserving skillet off heat.
  3. Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with pepper and 1/2 tsp salt. Add 1 tblsp oil to skillet and heat over mod. high heat until hot but not smoking, then saute half of scallops, turning over once, until browned and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer scallops to another plate as cooked.
  4. Wipe out skillet with paper towels, then add remaining tablespoon oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Saute remaining scallops, turning over once, until browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total, transferring to plate.
  5. Carefully add wine and vinegar to skillet and boil, scraping up brown bits, until liquid is reduced to about 2 tbsp, about 1 minute. Add any scallop juices accumulated on plate and bring to a simmer.
  6. Reduce heat to low and whisk in butter, 1 tbsp at a time, until incorporated.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1942.23 Kcal (8132 kJ)
Calories from fat 871.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 96.87g 149%
Cholesterol 493.35mg 164%
Sodium 7813.99mg 326%
Potassium 3852.21mg 82%
Total Carbs 66.55g 22%
Sugars 9.86g 39%
Dietary Fiber 9.36g 37%
Protein 200.22g 400%
Vitamin C 27.3mg 46%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 18.3mg 101%
Calcium 226.9mg 23%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 125.13 Kcal (524 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.24g 149%
Cholesterol 31.78mg 164%
Sodium 503.41mg 326%
Potassium 248.18mg 82%
Total Carbs 4.29g 22%
Sugars 0.64g 39%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 37%
Protein 12.9g 400%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 46%
Iron 1.2mg 101%
Calcium 14.6mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 46.1
  • 50

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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