Sea scallops with spinach cream Fast2eat

Sea scallops with spinach cream Fast2eat

Wonderful, and light this mouthwatering scallop with spinach can be a one-dish entree for a more involved dinner party. It is also delicious if served with a simple salad or paired with a butternut squash ravioli or risotto.

The entire family loves this easy-to-make Scallops recipe. This elegant spinach-and-scallops dish also makes an excellent, easily prepared supper for two.

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Air Fryer Sea Scallops with spinach cream Fast2eat

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Cheaper than going out to a restaurant and just as good as the chef-made scallops, you will love these mouthwatering sea scallops with spinach cream! They are a luxury, and a feeling of fine dining washes over you when you have it with a glass of your favourite wine in hand.
Servings: 4 people


Spinach cream

  • 3 cups Béchamel sauce - for a thicker cream, I add more 2 tbsp All-purpose flour to this Béchamel sauce recipe
  • 1 tbsp Oil - or butter or margarine
  • 1 Onion  - chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic - Minced
  • Salt  - to taste
  • Black pepper - optional freshly ground to taste
  • Paprika  - optional to taste
  • 250 g Spinach  - chopped
  • Basil  - optional to taste
  • Oregano  - optional to taste
  • Parsley  - optional to taste
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese  - optional to taste

Sea scallops

  • 450 g Sea scallops - not frozen scallops, cleaned and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt - to taste
  • Black pepper - optional freshly ground to taste
  • Onion powder - to taste
  • Garlic - minced or powder to taste
  • Paprika - optional to taste
  • Parsley - optional to taste

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Spinach cream

  • Make a thicker Béchamel adding 2 more tbsp All-purpose flour to this Béchamel sauce recipe and set aside.
  • In a medium pot, warm oil (or butter/margarine) over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring, until soft and fragrant, but not golden.
  • Add chopped Spinach, reduce heat to low, cover and cook, occasionally stirring until wilted.
  • Add Béchamel sauce to the cooked spinach, stir until completely blended.

Sea scallops

  • Make sure you pat the scallops dry with a paper towel. Only a dry scallop will sear properly.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, scallops and mix to make sure all scallops are well coated.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F/200°C.
  • Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray or use parchment paper with several holes to drain the liquid.
  • Place scallops in the basket and place the basket in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 2 minutes at 400°F /200°C.
  • Flip scallops, mix them or shake basket.
  • Cook for another 2 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 120°F /50°C.
  • Plate and serve one-dish or with a simple salad or paired with a butternut squash ravioli or risotto.


If you don't like scallops try fresh Shrimp instead.
Attention when cooking the scallops: The cooking time is short, so you need to keep an eye on them.
Remember: They do not look like pan-fried scallops, so don't expect to see the browning on them, don't wait for a golden crust to tell you they're ready. Please do not wait for them to brown as they would in a pan; they won't. If you wait for them to brown in an air fryer, they will overcook, which leaves them rubbery.
A paring knife should slide in and out with almost no resistance, but as always, the best way to check it is to make a small slice into one and look (or taste). The inside should remain translucent. High-quality scallops are delicious raw and tend to dry out quickly: It's better to undercook than overcook.
Sea scallops have a sweet flavour that doesn't require a great deal of dressing up. However, if you prefer to "spice up" your scallops, consider tossing with dry white wine or topping with a savoury Parmesan cream sauce. Or compliment them with an herby delicious and tangy lemon sauce, you have a wonderful dish—each bite of the dish delivering a zesty bite of food. You can also consider breaded scallops. The outside is wonderfully crunchy and crispy, which gives scallops a whole new consistency. They are simple to make and make a significant change from the usual cooking method.
Frozen scallops - Of course, you can cook frozen scallops in the air fryer. However, you can extend the cooking time or thaw them beforehand. If you are doing this, ensure they are cooked through before serving.
How to Keep Your Cutting Board from Slipping?
A cutting board that slips around as you chop is risky business.
The easiest way to keep your board stable is to grab a paper towel or a damp Kitchen Towel (thin cotton), or a piece of the non-slip mat or sponge cloth.
Wet it and wring it out as much water as possible, so it's just damp, then lay it out flat on your counter under your cutting board to create traction between the board and the counter.
It acts as a grip, preventing your board from moving around.

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Course : Appetizers & Starters, Breakfast & Brunch, Lunch & dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine : American, Canadian
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Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6103IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.

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