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Pan Seared Sea Scallops With Mushroom Saute and Lentil Salad Recipe
  |   February 24, 2015   |  
Beautiful pan-seared scallops paired with flavorful mushroom and bacon saute, served with a colorful lentil salad. Hearty enough for the colder months, you can make a lighter version of this recipe by serving the scallops with just the lentil salad in the summer.

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Yield: 4 servings

Pan Seared Sea Scallops With Mushroom Saute and Lentil Salad Recipe

Scallops and Mushroom Saute
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3.5 oz. smoked pancetta or bacon, sliced
  • 6 oz. white button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 fennel bulb, julienne
  • ¼ cup white wine (Chardonnay)
  • 1 ½ lbs. dry sea scallops, clean and side muscle removed
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

Lentil Salad

  1. Preheat oven to 320 °F
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the pancetta. Cook until barely browned but not crispy. Add the mushrooms, fennel and wine and turn down the heat. Cook until the fennel is tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium oven pan. Cook in the oven at 320 for 8 to 10 minutes
  4. Heat a heavy skillet or pan over high heat and add 1 tbsp. olive oil. Place the scallops in the pan. Sear for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes until browned and then carefully turned them around and cook the other side for another 1- 1 ½ minutes. The scallops should have turned opaque. Do several batches if necessary, the scallops shouldn’t be touching each other in the pan. Remove from heat
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Mix the lentil salad ingredients together and serve the lentils, mushrooms and scallops on a plate together.

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