Scallops with Cauliflower Puree
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Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size: 4 scallops and 1/2 cup puree.
- 3 cups chopped cauliflower florets
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup fat free, lower sodium chicken broth
- 1 T canola oil
- 1 ½ pounds sea scallops
- ¾ tsp kosher salt, divided
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 ½ T unsalted butter
- Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until tender.
- Remove from heat. Let stand uncovered, 10 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet over high heat.
- Add oil, swirl to coat. Pat scallops dry with paper towels; sprinkle with ¼ t. salt and black pepper.
- Add scallops to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
- Remove scallops from pan.
- Pour cauliflower mixture in a blender.
- Add ½ t salt, butter, and black pepper.
- Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure lid on blender.
- Place a clean towel over opening in lid (to avoid splatters).
- Blend until smooth. Serve puree with scallops.
Profile Exchange: 4 oz. of very lean protein, 1 cup of vegetable, 2 fats