Scallop and Spinach Salad with Warm Dressing
Scallop and Spinach Salad with Warm Dressing might be a good recipe to expand your main course collection. This recipe serves 6. One portion of this dish contains roughly 13g of protein, 18g of fat, and a total of 244 calories. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. A mixture of baby spinach, bell pepper, ground cumin, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. To use up the ground cumin you could follow this main course with the Moroccan Chocolate Mousse as a dessert.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Saut shallot and garlic in hot drippings until tender.
Remove shallot and garlic.
Drain oil from skillet, reserving 1 teaspoon.
Heat 1 teaspoon reserved oil over medium-high heat. Cook scallops in batches 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove scallops from skillet; set aside.
Add red bell pepper and next 7 ingredients. Stir, loosening brown bits from bottom of skillet. Cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add bacon and scallops; cook until heated through.
Place spinach in a large salad bowl, and toss with scallops and warm dressing.
Wine note: "Domdechant Werner Riesling ($2
from Germany or Chateau d'Orschwihr Riesling Rangen ($3
from (Alsace) France are picks. These wines do wonderfully with bacon and seafood--more often prepared together than one might think. The wine will bring a balance of body to the dish."--Franklin Ferguson, wine director and bar manager, Citrine restaurant, Los Angeles, CA.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Pinot Noir are great choices for Scallops. Chardonnay and chenin blanc are great matches for grilled or seared scallops. If your scallops are being matched with bacon or other cured meats, try a lightly chilled pinot noir. You could try Santan Ema Reserve Chardonnay. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.3 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 10 dollars per bottle.
Santa Ema Reserve ChardonnaySanta Ema Chardonnay Reserva is a bright golden yellow colored wine that comes from the Leyda Valley. A bouquet of ripe tropical fruits emerges, such as bananas and passion fruit along with touches of honey and vanilla. In the mouth, it is a wine of good balance and pleasant acidity.Ideal to go with oily fish and sauces, seafood and grilled crab. Also ideal for white meat and mature cheeses.