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Ingredients

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1 pound sea scallops
1 packet (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 packet (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 tbsp butter
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese x 2
¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
1 tbsp food seasoning
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

Nutritional information

2060
calories
48.24 g
carbohydrates
166.52 g
protein
137.56 g
fat
2553 mg
sodium
1909 mg
cholesterol

Scallops Florentine

Features:
  • Non Veg
Cuisine:
  • 45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Scallops Florentine is one recipe that could surprise you with the amount of flavor it packs and how delicious it turns out to be. If you love scallops and would like to try a new variety, make a note of this dish, as you would never regret the decision. Spinach and scallops is not a routine combination, and that is one reason this cheesy dish is perfect for your special dinner.

Health benefits

  • Scallops do not only have a delectable taste but also contain a variety of nutrients that improve cardiovascular health and provide protection against colon cancer. They are packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in essential minerals and vitamin B12.
  • Scallops Florentine is a great source of sodium, potassium, calcium, and vitamin A.
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How to make Scallops Florentine

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
  2. Use a 9-inch pie plate and grease it slightly.
  3. TO a pot, add water, and bring it to boil.
  4. Add the scallops in the pot of water after washing them. Cook them for about 2 minutes.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, take the scallops out of the pot and pat them dry.
  6. Arrange them at the bottom of the prepared pie plate and set aside.
  7. Melt the butter in a small saucepan and then stir in the flour. Let it cook over low heat for about 3 minutes.
  8. Add heavy cream and whisk, and add parmesan cheese. Use salt and black pepper for seasoning. Cook for another 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly until the mixture is thick.
  9. Squeeze the spinach to get rid of any moisture, and spread it over the scallops.
  10. Pour the cream sauce over the spinach. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs on top.
  11. Sprinkle the food seasoning over the breadcrumbs.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until it turns brown and bubbly.

Trivia

  • Scallops are mollusks that can be traced back 300 million years. Today, more than 300 living species of scallops exist in the world.
  • According to the food historians, ancient Romans also used to enjoy scallops.
  • During the 17th century, the traditional method of preparing a scallop was to slice it up, mix it with a sauce, spread some breadcrumbs on top, and bake it in its shell.
  • Scallop recipes have evolved over time and today, people like to enjoy this seafood in different delicious ways.
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