Seared Scallops with Caramelized Onions and Arugula (GF)

by Kelli & Brad

seared scallops and caramelized onions

It’s not unusual for those who aren’t normally fans of seafood to enjoy a dinner of scallops. The firm texture and the mildly sweet flavor make it a popular dish for seafood fans and those who normally turn up their noses at other fruits of the sea.

This is a simple dish designed to let the star of the show shine. It goes great with baked or mashed sweet potatoes, and does well with a side of quinoa or brown rice.

And more benefits to scallops – they’re loaded with vitamins and nutrients. A 4 oz. serving contains 50% of your daily protein needs, 45% of selenium RDA, 24% of your B12, a host of other good stuff, and even 13% of your daily calcium needs. For great scallops, the best we’ve found by far are the scallops from Vital Choice.

Seared Scallops with Caramelized Onions and Arugula (GF)
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 Yellow onions, diced or thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Cups baby arugula
  • ½ Pound scallops, patted dry
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until translucent and soft, stirring often, about 15-25 minutes.
  3. Deglaze pan with vinegar. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat and gently stir in arugula.
  5. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper.
  6. In a second skillet, heat remaining oil over high heat.
  7. When very hot, add scallops and sear 1-2 minutes on each side.
  8. Mound salad mixture onto individual plates and top with scallops.

 

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