Scallops with Lemon Vinaigrette

Scallops with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ready for a light alternative to the heavy holiday foods? Although scallops get a rep for being a “fancy food,” these protein-rich mollusks are super easy to serve up. Scallops can be cooked in a variety of ways: baked, fried, pan seared—the list goes on and on. These delicious morsels are famous for their chewy texture and delicate, sweet flavor and will definitely bring a touch of the shore to your table.

This recipe focuses on maintaining the nutritional elements available in scallops: high levels of protein and vitamin B. Cooking these chewy morsels in your Smart Steamer is easy and healthy, allowing retention of these beneficial nutrients. When paired with asparagus and bright lemon vinaigrette, this is an elegant and healthy meal you can enjoy anytime.

Scallops with Lemon Vinaigrette

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb./455 g medium sea scallops
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb./455 g fresh asparagus
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced using Zest ’N Press® Gadget
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place scallops in the Colander Tray and sprinkle with half the salt and pepper.
  2. Place asparagus in the Steamer Base. Fill the Water Tray with 1¾ cups/400 mL water. Place Colander Tray on top of Steamer Base, Steamer Base on top of Water Tray and cover. Microwave on high power for 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together.
  4. Serve scallops and asparagus drizzled with Vinaigrette. Serve with white or brown rice.
1 lb./455 g medium sea scallops
¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 lb./455 g fresh asparagus
1 lemon, zested and juiced using Zest ’N Press® Gadget
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
1 tbsp. fresh chives, choppedPlace scallops in the Colander Tray and sprinkle with half the salt and pepper. Place asparagus in the Steamer Base. Fill the Water Tray with 1¾ cups/400 mL water. Place Colander Tray on top of Steamer Base, Steamer Base on top of Water Tray and cover. Microwave on high power for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together. Serve scallops and asparagus drizzled with Vinaigrette. Serve with white or brown rice.