Broiled Sea Scallops

First of all, I am going to share my wonderful news!!!! The scale was nice to me today and I finally hit the 130's! I am exactly 139 lbs! Yay! It has been a long time since I saw that number. Now my next mini goal is to hit 129 lbs and then on to my final goal of 125 lbs. I can see it coming in mu near future!!! Just stay on plan and the weight will come off! :: Happy Dance ::

Ok, enough dancing for me... this recipe is soooo simple and soooo yummy! It is funny that I think it is delicious because yesterday when I tried scallops for the first time, I wasn't exactly excited about the texture of those little sea creatures. I preferred shrimp a whole lot more. Well, today I broiled them and I have to say "I like! I like!". These little suckers actually taste really good broiled. Maybe it was the butter or the seasonings. I don't know. I did try out a new seasoning from Starport Gourmet called Hot and Spicy Seasoning. You get 2 separate 1 lb bags of that seasoning for $9.99, but I gave one bag to my mom. It has a shelf life of 18 months so I put some of it in a plastic spice jar I bought from ebay with the sifter lid and stored the rest of it sealed tightly in the cabinet. It really tastes good, but you can always use a different spice in place of it such as cayenne pepper or five spice blend, etc. I threw these scallops into a nice big salad consisting of lettuce, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes. I poured some yummy Walden Farms Sesame Ginger dressing and I was in heaven. In the photo below, I just placed the scallops on a few lettuce leaves because I wasn't sure what I was going to eat them with at the time. Then I figured, I had the lettuce already out so why not make a salad. I am so happy I did! Enjoy!

Broiled Sea Scallops

9 oz Dry Sea Scallops - should yield 7 oz (1 Leanest Lean)
1 tbsp Land O' Lakes Spreadable Light Butter with Canola Oil (1 Healthy Fat)
1 tsp Olive Oil (1 Healthy Fat)
1/4 tsp salt (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 tsp Onion Powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/4 tsp Paprika (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper (1/4 Condiment)

Combine seasonings in a small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning over scallops and toss to coat all sides. Combine olive oil and butter in another small bowl. I used spreadable butter so it blended nicely with the olive oil without me having to microwave it. Pour butter and olive oil mixture over scallops and stir to combine. Place scallops on broiler pan. Broil on high for about 12-14 minutes or until done; turning every 4 to 5 minutes. Temperature should reach 160 degrees if you want it well done but medium well is 145 degrees. They should be milky white or opaque and firm when done. Make sure you do not over cook them, otherwise they will be rubbery. Serve with your favorite veggies. I served them on top of a salad with Walden Farms Sesame Ginger dressing. It was delicious! Enjoy!

1 Leanest Lean with 2.75 Condiments and 2 Healthy Fats

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