Did you know that Scallops are more than 80% protein? That makes them a great meat replacer! Proteins are the building blocks of life; essential for the production and repair of cells in your body.
I even recommend scallops to those who are not particularly fond of fish or other shellfish. The soft fleshy texture and delicately mild sweet flavor of scallops makes them a pretty safe bet.
But you do have to prepare them right; don’t overcook them otherwise they get chewy. I usually get large scallops and sear them 3 minutes on each side, the mini scallops no more than a minute each side.
In addition to their delectable taste, contain a variety of nutrients that can promote your cardiovascular health,; B12, omega-3, magnesium and potassium.
Give it a try, it’s quick and easy!
- 3 large scallops
- 2-3 pieces avocado
- A few slices yellow onion
- Salt & pepper
- Heat a large skillet over medium- high heat.
- Pat the scallops dry using paper towel.
- Drizzle some olive oil in the skillet and also rub a little oil on the top and bottom of the scallop. Evenly sprinkle some salt and pepper over the scallops.
- Add scallops to skillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side. If you have medium sized scallops you’ll need only 2 minutes on each side. Once you’ve placed them in the skillet, do not move them around! Overcooked scallops get chewy, so keep an eye on the time. They are ready when they have a nice brown crust.
- Take a skewer and start with a scallop, followed by a piece of avocado and some onion. Repeat twice.