Rachel Getting Hungry: Warm Spinach Salad With Bacon and Scallops
Posted Jun 29 2010 11:10am
I love what happens when you return from datecation only to discover you were so caught up in the moment, you ran out of town five days early and left behind a fridge of good groceries…that’s not so good anymore!
Yesterday around lunch time I was getting pretty hungry and had limited options. It was at that point I started going through the freezer…where I found the bag of frozen scallops I had bought a couple months ago to make a recipe for bacon, spinach, and scallops from Cooking Light. I couldn’t remember the exact recipe, so I took what I knew from my recipe for warm greens and then added the new proteins up in the mix!
Ingredients (Serves YOUR HUNGRY ASS!)
Two slices of bacon
Six ounces frozen scallops, thawed in cold water (takes about five minutes)
1/2 tbsp butter
As much spinach as you are fit to handle (or any greens really) — keep in mind it really cooks down, so you’ll probably want several cups.
This Is How We Do It
Fry the bacon in a pan until it’s crispy and set it aside. Once it’s cool, crumble it.
Add the thawed scallops to the bacon fat and cook them for about four minutes, seasoning with pepper, garlic, or whatever herbs you have handy. Set aside.
Add the butter to the pan and saute the spinach; when it’s almost done, add the scallops back to the pan for the last minute or so.
Serve the greens and scallops topped with the crumbled bacon.
The salty bacon and buttery scallops and greens are just allll good!
This is a ridiculously fast and easy dinner; way faster, actually, than calling for take-out. It was also really light, which I’ve been wanting with everything I eat lately.
Definitely a good “ purple meal ” to add to the rotation!