Five-Spice Scallops

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

Five-Spice Scallops
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 20 minutes (15 minutes prep)

Ingredients
  • 1 pound large dry sea scallops , quartered (see Note)

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder (see Note)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
  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.

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 Facts

Servings
8
Calories
61
Carbohydrates
2 g
Fat
2 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Protein
10 g
Cholesterol
19 mg
Dietary Fiber
0 g
Potassium
183 mg
Sodium
164 mg
Yield
8 servings
Exchanges
1 1/2 very lean meat
Protein
magnesium
potassium
selenium.

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