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Broiled Scallops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

2 servings

These quick scallops are perfect for two. They look as if they were prepared in a fancy restaurant. —Susan Coryell, Huddleston, Virginia

Ingredients

  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces sea scallops
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup vermouth or chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Directions

  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add the scallops, parsley and basil; cook and stir over medium heat until scallops are firm and opaque. Add the vermouth or broth, salt and pepper; cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 1 minute.
  2. Divide mixture evenly between 2 ovenproof 1-1/2-cup dishes. Sprinkle with bread crumbs; dot with butter. Broil 4-6 in. from heat until scallops are firm and opaque and bread crumbs are golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces: 296 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 4 very lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

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