Bay Scallops with Broccoli

Since the theme of this week’s Friday Foodie Fix is scallops, I decided to repost this recipe.  Actually, it’s not much of a recipe.  It’s more like guidelines.  But it was a good meal and now that I’m reminded of it, I want to have it again soon.

Bay Scallops with Broccoli and Garlic

Use enough scallops and broccoli for your size family and adjust the other ingredients accordingly.

  • scallops, rinsed and drained (I used 1 1/2 lbs.)
  • fresh broccoli, cut
  • minced garlic (I used about 1 Tb.)
  • olive oil
  • butter

In a large skillet, heat some olive oil and add the scallops. I used frozen bay scallops which were small so I just used a spatula and stirred them some until cooked through. If using large scallops, cook them on one side, them turn them and cook the other side. Remove the scallops from the pan using a slotted spoon. Pour out any liquid.

Add a little more olive oil and add the broccoli. Stir fry until tender but crisp. Move the broccoli to the edge of the pan and add about 2-3 tablespoons butter in the center. Add the garlic and stir occasionally as it cooks, about 1 minute. Return the scallops to the pan and mix them with the garlic and butter. Stir the broccoli in from the sides of the pan.

I served it over a mix of white rice and red quinoa.

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  1. heartnsoulcooking says

    What a GREAT!!! meal for the family. Broccoli is one of my favorites and with scallops AWESOME!!!

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