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Serving size 4
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1 Tbsp dried thyme leaf2 cup shelled fresh peas (3 pound unshelled) or frozen peas1 ½ lb large dry sea scallops (about 12), tough muscle removed½ tsp salt, divided½ tsp freshly ground pepper, divided2 cup pea shoots (optional; see tip)3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest1 Tbsp lemon juice


1. Working over a small bowl, rub thyme leaves between your palms until finely powdered. Place a large steamer basket in a Dutch oven; add water to just below the steamer bottom. Add peas to the steamer; top with scallops in a single layer, touching each other as little as possible. Sprinkle with the powdered thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

2. Cover the pot and place over high heat. When steam begins to escape, start timing. Steam for 3 minutes. Add pea shoots (if using), cover and continue steaming until the scallops are just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from the heat.

3. Meanwhile, whisk oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl until combined. Spoon the scallops, peas and pea shoots (if using) onto a serving platter, drizzle with the dressing and serve immediately.


Shopping Tip: Pea shoots, sometimes called "pea tendrils" or "pea sprouts," are the tender vines and leaves of pea plants. Sweet in flavor, with a delicate crisp texture, they can be found in the spring at farmers' markets, Asian markets and some supermarkets. They're best used immediately, but can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Or use small sprouted pea plants (they resemble large, straight alfalfa sprouts), labeled "pea shoot" or "pea sprout," found with the produce in well-stocked supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 305
  • Calories from fat 108
  • Total Fat 12gm 18%
  • Saturated Fat 2gm 10%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8gm
  • Sodium 646mg 27%
  • Total Carbohydrates 15gm 5%
  • Fiber 4gm 16%
  • Protein 32gm
  • Cholesterol 56mg 19%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy, Low Calorie, Shellfish, Vegetable, Seafood, Peas, Easy, Spring, Entertaining

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