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Friday, 20 December 2019
Scallops Pan-Seared With Cauliflower : Low Carb : Keto
We do enjoy scallops, but they can be quite expensive. However, once in a while we do include them in our LCHF menu plans. I think when you "say the word scallops you know that a truly fabulous meal is about to be served. They are considered a “power food”, as they are more than 80% protein, plus they are a decent source of magnesium and potassium – if you haven’t tried eating them yet, you should! Did you know there are several kinds of scallops coming from the sea? Of course, there is the common sea scallop, there are also Weathervane, Japanese, Bay, Pink, Spiny, Calico, Queen and Icelandic scallops.
How to choose the best scallops for dinner? First off, always choose wild scallops versus farmed ones. Secondly, look at freshness and whether they are wet- or dry-packed. Go for the dry-packed ones, always. Wet-packed scallops are often soaked in a phosphate whitening solution, allowing the scallop to absorb more liquid – what you are buying is a waterlogged scallop with possibly a faint chemical aftertaste. Plus, they don’t sear well with all the extra water. If you can’t find them dry-packed, or not at all, the next best option is to purchase them frozen. Simply thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and proceed as planned.
Scallops and cauliflower fit in nicely with the Low Carb/Keto lifestyle by their very nature of being, why not complement that with a Keto salad? A cucumber and radish salad comes in with just a few grams of carbs, while adding a delicate pop of colour to the plate."
cucumber, radish and dill ready to prepare
Serves Four 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 lb. fresh sea scallops 2 tbsp. grass-fed butter or ghee 1 green onion, chopped 1/2 cup white wine Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
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