Steamed Scallops with Sweet Peas

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas or fresh English pea pods, shelled (peas removed from shells)
  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 12) large sea scallops, dry, tough muscle removed
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme, crushed or rubbed to a powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, divided
  • 2 cups pea shoots (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Preparation

  1. Add water to just below the bottom of the steamer basket in a large pot.
  2. Add the peas to the basket, then arrange the scallops in a single layer (not touching if possible) over the peas.
  3. Sprinkle the powdered thyme, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper over the scallops and peas.
  4. Place the pot, covered, over high heat. Once steam begins to escape, allow the scallops and peas to steam for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the pea shoots to the pot (optional). Allow to steam for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the scallops are just cooked through. Remove the pot from the heat.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and remaining salt and pepper together.
  7. Transfer the scallops and peas (and pea shoots) to a serving plate, then drizzle the dressing over top and serve.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 305 Calories
  • 12 g Fat
  • 56 mg Cholesterol
  • 646 mg Sodium
  • 15 g Carbohydrate
  • 4 g Fiber
  • 32 g Protein

Source: Everyday Health

Photo credit: star5112 on Flickr

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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