Scallops Over Lentils




1 1/2 lbs. large scallops

2 (10 oz. can) lentils (drained)

1 large zucchini (thinly sliced) see photo

4 tbs. olive oil

1 lemon (juiced)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper


1. In a large pan, put 1 tbs. olive oil. Add 1/2 of the garlic. Brown for a minute and add lentils. Stir. Add 1 tsp. of sea salt. Cook for 4 minutes and remove.

2. Put lentils in a food processor and blend until creamy. Put in a pan and keep warm.

3. In another pan, put 1 tbs. of olive oil and saute thinly sliced zucchini until tender or a little crunchy. (your choice) Remove and keep warm.

4. In a large skillet, put 2 tbs. of olive oil and remaining garlic. Brown garlic and add scallops. Cook scallops on each side for about 4 minutes each. Right before scallops are done, put lemon over scallops. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. of sea salt and 1/2 tsp. of black pepper. Stir for a minute.

5. To serve, put a layer of lentils on a plate and spread it out. Put scallops on top. Put pieces of zucchini on top.  (See photo)

Serve hot.  Serves 3-4 people.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joyce
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 00:38:10

    Mr. C.. The scallops looks amazing. Joyce Colorado


  2. Julia
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 01:55:31

    I can’t wait to make this. Julia


  3. Joe C
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 23:30:38

    Looks stunning! Can’t wait to make them!


  4. Austin
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 16:13:53

    Great looking dinner. Austin


  5. Gennette
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 18:01:45

    One of your best !!


  6. Lilly
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 18:05:50

    I enjoy seafood over the summer.


  7. Haley
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 15:27:12

    Outrageous. This meal was spectacular. You’re recipes are the best. Haley


  8. Heather
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 14:16:22

    Gorgeous photo. I’m sure it’s fantastic. Heather


  9. Adam
    Jul 03, 2013 @ 23:10:01

    Mr. C. The best dinner I’ve made in a long time. Adam


  10. Edie
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 16:00:06

    What a beautiful picture. Very professional.


  11. Mike
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 21:48:50

    Better than a restaurant. Mike D.


  12. Jennifer
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 19:53:25

    Hi Mr. C. This was so terrific. I made it last night. Jennifer


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