Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Scallops with Bacon & Spinach
This is an amazingly easy recipe that delivers a wonderfully tasty meal!
3center-cut nitrate-free bacon slices
1 1/2lbjumbo sea scallopsabout 12
1/4tspfreshly ground black pepperdivided
12ozorganic fresh baby spinach
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan reserving 1 Tbsp drippings in pan; coarsely chop bacon, and set aside. Increase heat to high.
Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Sprinkle scallops evenly with 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Add scallops to drippings in pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side until done. Transfer to a plate; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-high.
Add onion and garlic to pan; saute 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add half of spinach; cook one minute. Add remaining half of spinach; cook 2 minutes or just until wilted, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat. Stir in remaining salt and pepper. Divide spinach mixture among 4 plates; top each serving evenly with chopped bacon and scallops. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, if desired.
Recipe source: The Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook.
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