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Five-Spice Scallops

Five-Spice Scallops
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

You could also serve the scallops over Asian salad greens dressed with sesame oil and rice vinegar for a simple dinner.

Ingredients
Prep: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 pound
    large dry sea scallops, quartered (see Note)
  • 2 teaspoons
    canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon
    five-spice powder, (see Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Toss scallops with oil, five-spice powder and salt. Broil on a baking sheet until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with toothpicks.
Tip

Notes: We prefer "dry" sea scallops (not treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops treated with STP ("wet" scallops) are mushy, less flavorful and will not brown properly.

 

Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings
  • Calories61
  • Fat2 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol19 mg
  • Carbohydrates2 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein10 g
  • Sodium164 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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