Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Bay Scallops with Blueberries and Pomegranate

5 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 5 Comments

I LOVE scallops. Always have. Only problem is they are only ever served one of two ways… seared or in a scampi. At least that’s how I always see them.

Small bay scallops are great because they cook up literally in 3 minutes and absorb a lot of flavor very quickly. Oh! and the boy likes them. Always a bonus in my book. :)

So I decided to whip up this idea I had. It’s simple, fun and liked all around. No complaints from husband or child. That’s a winner in my book!Bay Scallops with Blueberries and Pomegranate

  • 2oz pomegranate-blueberry juice (just POM would work too but this is what I had on hand)
  • 1/4 blueberries (I used the small frozen ones)
  • 1lb (16oz) bay scallop defrosted
  • 1 tsp olive oil (4g)
  • 3 gloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • Pinch of Tarragon
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper

Whisk the POM juice and blueberries with a pinch of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil and garlic.

Clean the scallop and dry in a kitchen towel.

Once garlic starts to brown, add the scallops to the pan and cook for 1 minute before tossing. Add the POM juice mixture, bring to a boil then turn off the heat.

Scoop the scallops and blueberries out of the skillet, leaving the liquid, and put into a bowl. Top with the pomegranate arils and tarragon. Serve.

Bay Scallops with Blueberries and Pomegranate  - step 1Bay Scallops with Blueberries and Pomegranate  - step 2

Now you could get 4 servings but they would be kind of small. So I’m going with 2. Simply cut the recipe in half and serve with a big ole salad or even over a bunch of spinach leaves!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1/2 the recipe – 6oz scallops
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
225 4g 1g old: 5 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
9g 1g 16g 29g

See other recipes using: pomegranate, pomegranate juice, scallops, tarragon


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    David Grotto, RD

    November 11, 2009

    That looks so good I want to stand back and slap myself! Get in my stomach now, you little sea scallops! Reply

    jessica

    November 11, 2009

    that looks SO GOOD. SO GOOD. definitly putting bay scallops on my next shopping list. Reply

    Janice

    November 11, 2009

    This looks so good. I only started eating scallops about 5 or 6 years ago and just got up the courage to cook them myself this year. I have some in the freezer so I may give this a try. Reply

    petunia

    November 13, 2009

    Love it! Love Scallops, love pomegranate, love blueberries! Awesome. Reply

    Nicole

    November 24, 2009

    I made this for dinner last night and it was soooo good and so easy. Thanks Roni!! Reply