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Curried Scallops with Spinach
- Active Time 15m
- Total Time 15m
With few ingredients and even fewer steps, this curry is a cinch to make quickly. Most of the work is done by a blender, which ensures a silky sauce. If you don't have a blender, use a food processor; the texture will just be slightly less smooth.
Sauvignon blanc is a perfect choice to serve with this dish. Its acidity will go well with the spinach and work beautifully with both the mild curry and the scallops. You'll find good possibilities from many continents: Try a bottle from California, New Zealand, or South Africa.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste
- 1/2 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth or homemade stock
- 1 cup light cream or half and half
- 2 cups shredded spinach (about 3 ounces spinach leaves)
- 2 pounds sea scallops
In a large frying pan, melt the butter over moderately low heat. Add the onion and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and cook for 1 minute.
Transfer the onion mixture to a blender and add the tomato paste, broth and cream. Puree until smooth. Return the sauce to the pan.
Bring the curry sauce just to a simmer. Stir in the spinach and scallops. Simmer, covered, until the scallops are just done, 5 to 7 minutes.
Shelled medium shrimp would be delicious simmered in the curry sauce. You can also use bay scallops instead of the larger sea scallops, in which case reduce the cooking time to three minutes.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
391 calories; 19g total fat; 130mg cholesterol; 717mg sodium; 12g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 42g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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