Pan Roasted Sea Scallops with Wilted Spinach, California Raisins and Pine Nuts

Submitted by: Nancy Oakes

Elegant, quick, easy! Make it for dinner, tonight!


  • Serving Size: 3 scallops, 1 cup wilted spinach salad


  • 12 day boat sea scallops (1 ounce each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound baby spinach leaves, washed
  • 1/2 cup California raisins, plumped in 1/3 cup sherry wine
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted


Season scallops on all sides with salt and pepper; set aside. Heat large non-stick skillet or heavy frypan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil and scallops, flat side down. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bottoms of scallops are golden brown and release from pan. Turn and finish cooking over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes more. Keep warm.

Heat another large sautépan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil; cook shallots and garlic, stirring constantly, until translucent (145°F), about 30 seconds. Toss in the spinach with some water still clinging to it. Salt and pepper and toss quickly until spinach is wilted. Add raisins and pine nuts; toss to combine. Immediately, divide mixture onto 4 plates and top with scallops. Drizzle with olive oil and serve at once.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 360 (48% from fat); Total Fat 20g (sat 3g, mono 12g, poly 3g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 30mg; Protein 20g; Carbohydrate 24g; (Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 15g; ); Iron 5mg; Sodium 230mg; Calcium 148mg; Potassium 1150mg

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