{Momcooked Meal} Pesto Scallops with Greens

I had the pleasure of spending yesterday afternoon with my mother!

We spent the afternoon doing typical mother daughter things…shopping at Whole Foods…walking the dog for an hour…you know: Vermonty Mother-daughter things.

M and I also had the pleasure of having a Momcooked meal:

Pesto Scallops (From Mark Bittman’s Basil Stuffed Scallops)


Scallops–2 or 3 per person


Juice of one lemon or lime

olive oil for the pan

salt and pepper to taste

Butterfly each scallop–slice in half, but leave a hinge–and stuff with pesto.

We used pre-made pesto to make this easier, but you could also make your own!

Generously coat a frying pan with olive oil and cook each scallop until browned–about 3 minutes per side. When the scallops have finished cooking, pour the lemon or lime juice into the pan and mix it with the scallop juice, and then pour this mix over the scallops. You can watch Mark Bittman do this here.

You could serve this on a bed of greens, like spring mix, or with a side of veggies. The Queen of Prepared Food (aka my mom) decided to go with some broccoli rabe and green beans from Whole Foods.

The scallops were rich and pesto-y. This was a delicious, surprisingly filling dinner. Yay seafood for being light and satisfying!

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3 Responses to {Momcooked Meal} Pesto Scallops with Greens

  1. Heather March 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM #

    I’m about to go make this now that my seafood-hating husband is out of the house!! Very excited…..

  2. Heather March 19, 2012 at 9:16 PM #


    • Allison March 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM #

      YAY! I’m glad you like it!

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