Scallops on greens

Seafood today! I don’t cook scallops very often but I feel it’s important for my family to have a full repertoire of tastes. This is a very simple and quick recipe that I got from the food network.  Very simple ingredients to marinade the scallops for 20 minutes, a quick throw in the pan and you’re done. I used a bag of frozen sea scallops that I had in the freezer but fresh is always better.



  • a bag of frozen scallops or about 15 fresh scallops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for the marinade
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups  greens
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for the pan
  • balsamic vinaigrette for the greens

How to make: Wash the scallops and place them in a glass bowl. Mix them with the olive oil, garlic,  thyme, salt and  pepper. Let them stand for about 20 minutes. Coat a big pan with olive oil, heat well (high heat) and  saute the scallops until the become golden brown. About 2  minutes per side. I tossed the greens with a little vinaigrette and served with 3-4 scallops on top.  For the kids, I served the scallops on top  a bowl of pasta.



2 thoughts on “Scallops on greens

    • Magda, welcome. Easy and quick (and yummy, of course) is the essence of this blog 🙂 It’s great to have you here. Next, I’m trying your mushroom soup! I just saw it on your blog and it looks beyond!

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