Kanwal’s Healthy Corner – Lemon Ginger Scallops
Alright everyone, we are 6 days into the new year. Are you keeping up with your New Year’s resolution to eat right and get in shape? I know everyone is strapped for time these days, but now is the time that you can make a positive change in your life. Start to make small changes in your lifestyle, such as switch from simple carbs to complex carbs (ie: from white bread to 100% whole wheat bread). Also it is very important that you try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. Even a brisk walk during your lunch helps. There are 24 hours in a day, try to take 30 minutes out of them to make a positive life change. OK, enough with the lecture, how about making my heart friendly, figure friendly Lemon Ginger Scallops!
In a large bowl combine one cup of the lemon juice and all ingredients except for oil and scallops. Once thoroughly combined, add the scallops and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Add the canola oil to a sauté pan and turn stove on to medium heat. Once the oil is hot place the scallops and allow to cook and sizzle, browning each side approximately one minute on each side. Once you place the scallops in the pan, do not move them, to properly brown. When scallops have browned on both sides take out of pan, and use the remainder one cup of lemon juice to deglaze the pan and make a thick pan sauce. Drizzle this sauce on top of the scallops.
Enjoy this wonderful light dish with steamed asparagus or a side salad!
** An interesting fact about sea scallops: Four large scallops have 53 calories (seriously) and less than 1 gram of fat! **
If you would like to have a recipe revamped into something lighter or have any questions, please email Kanwal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can post comments here and she’ll check in from time to time… You never know, your next question could be featured on next week’s column for The Ajnabee!