Scallops with Lemon-Basil Sauce Recipe

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Scallops with Lemon-Basil Sauce
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  1. Finely grate lemon rind, reserving 1/4 teaspoon. Squeeze lemon, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Pat scallops dry with paper towels.
  2. Sprinkle scallops with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add scallops; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove scallops from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add wine and reserved lemon juice to pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan. Combine water and cornstarch; add to pan. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Add reserved lemon rind, remaining 1 teaspoon butter, remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and basil. Remove from heat. Serve over scallops.
  4. Serve with: Buttery Angel Hair Pasta with Parmesan Cheese
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  6. Large sea scallops are great for a fast and filling protein source any night of the week. They can be seared or sautéed and then added to salads and pastas or served solo as an entrée. Their mild taste and universal appeal make them a good host for complex flavors.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 256.34 Kcal (1073 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.59g 7%
Cholesterol 77.36mg 26%
Sodium 1282.7mg 53%
Potassium 590.05mg 13%
Total Carbs 11.55g 4%
Sugars 0.88g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.49g 2%
Protein 35.93g 72%
Vitamin C 7.8mg 13%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 27.9mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 107.98 Kcal (452 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.93g 7%
Cholesterol 32.59mg 26%
Sodium 540.34mg 53%
Potassium 248.56mg 13%
Total Carbs 4.86g 4%
Sugars 0.37g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.21g 2%
Protein 15.13g 72%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 13%
Iron 0.8mg 10%
Calcium 11.7mg 3%

* 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

  • 5.4
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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