There are many scallop recipes which we can do for our health menu in our daily life. Many easiest ways to cook scallop recipes will be discussed later. Before cooking scallop, we will learn a bit about scallops.
Scallop is one of the delicious seafood which can be cooked. It can be for soup recipes, and some can be cooked the same with snail recipes, etc. It has several benefits of nutrition for health. Scallop is known for containing protein and vitamin B12, and other nutrition such as iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium.
Vitamin B12 is good for anticipating the damage of blood vessel walls. People with stroke, diabetic heart attack, diabetic heart disease, and atherosclerosis are recommended to consume scallop recipes as the main menu in their daily life.
Scallop is similar with oysters and clams. This seafood has caution for allergies. For you who have allergies of mollusks of shellfish, avoid eating scallop. The flavor is sweet and soft. It is very delicate and usually cooked in the same way as shrimps and clams. Scallop recipes could go alongside with mild sauces, butter, or cheese which does not overpower the flavor of the scallops. Many people also eat Scallop recipes as appetizer or pasta dishes which are delicate.
Scallop have low fat or less calories and cholesterol. A Single scallop contain about thirty to thirty-five calories, enriched with omega-3 fatty acids. If you want to cook this seafood, there are two scallop recipes which you can try at home. The first is a simple dish and the other needs more efforts to make it. Check them out.
Cooking Scallop Recipes on the Stovetop
- 1 ½ pounds of scallops, for assuming 4 to 5 scallops per person
- 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil
- Tongs (or a thin spatula)
- Stainless steel skillet
Steps to cook
- Clean the scallops, especially the side muscle because it is a bit tough to be eaten.
- Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
- Heat the butter or olive oil on the pan at over medium-high heat.
- Place the scallops on the pan in every single layer.
- Cook for about 2 minutes and flip side the scallops, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more until the color is golden brown. Do not overcook because the scallops will be tough and too chewy.
- Serve while the scallops are still warm.
Seared Scallops in White Wine Butter Sauce
- 5 to 6 large scallops
- 1/3 white wine
- 1 tablespoon of minced white onion
- 3 tablespoons of chilled butter
- 1 ½ tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
- 1 ½ tablespoons of chopped fresh green onion
Steps to cook
- Prepare a skillet until thoroughly heated, over medium-high heat.
- With cooking spray, coat the scallops, then salt and pepper before placing them on skillet.
- Place the scallops carefully on the hot skillet and sear about 3 to 5 minutes, or, until the scallops browned.
- Flip sides of the scallops and cook them another 2 to 3 minutes more.
- Remove scallops from the skillet and keep them warm in an oven (150-175 Fahrenheit).
- Add wine for deglazing the pan. You can use a wooden spoon to remove the brown bits from the scraps of the scallops.
- Add the onion and bring the wine for 5 minutes until boiled or the liquid reduces to 2 tablespoons.
- Over low the heat, whisk in butter cubes with 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir it until mixed well.
- Stir the dough in the parsley and the green onion. Add salt and pepper.
- Serve the scallop recipes with white wine butter sauce.
Cooking the scallop can be easy if you know the way to cook. As long as you notice several points which you should remember, you can enjoy scallop recipes as the healthy daily dishes. Indeed, scallops have protein, vitamin B12, and other nutrition which are good for our health.