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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Cooking Light ~ Under 300 Calories?

This month for our Virtual Supper Club, Jerry challenged us to make a dish for under 300 calories . . . or was that 300 calories for the whole meal??
I'm not sure, but with this Cooking Light Recipe I am well under the mark either way.
Except. . .   I could eat a whole pan of these.
I do like the idea of serving each on an individual spoon ~ one bite appetizers.
Chinese Scallops
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Tbs sesame oil
1# large scallops
1Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs chives
1 Tbs toasted sesame seeds
Fresh cilantro
Sriracha chili sauce (optional)
Heat oils in a large (not nonstick) frying pan over high heat. Add scallops and cook, turning once, until starting to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Set each scallop on a spoon and drizzle with 1/4 tsp. soy sauce; then sprinkle with some green onion and sesame seeds.
Top with a cilantro leaf
The secret with scallops is to get a good sear. Don't be tempted to crowd the pan, and the oil should be hot. Turn them once!
These are only 70 calories per serving. The optional sriracha is 5 calories per teaspoon . . . but a little dab 'L do ya.
These little bites are packed with flavor.


Now . . . let's see what everyone else has brought for our lo-cal feast.
Jerry has made Chiang Mai Pork Patties
Val is making a Double Tomato Soup
Susan is bringing Two Potato Gratin
Sara is making a Pumpkin Pie Pudding.
Y'all enjoy ~


Susan Lindquist said...

Delish! I'd have trouble stopping at one! Three or four would probably be my modus operandi!

Great starter!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I have been waiting for this dish Sandi. With the rich flavour of scallops it is good to know we can indulge and still keep our hips intact.

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I love seafood, but scallops have always been at the bottom of the list of "likes." However, this recipe looks delicious! I may just have to go round up some scallops and give it a try!
Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

These look amazing Sandi - and they would have been a fine addition to the Asian feast that Paul and I had.

bubblegum casting said...

Nice I already have that hot sauce I should try this one!

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