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 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Joyce on June 28, 2013 at 12:38 am

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


  2. Posted by Julia on June 28, 2013 at 1:55 am

    I can’t wait to make this. Julia


  3. Posted by Joe C on June 28, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Looks stunning! Can’t wait to make them!


  4. Posted by Austin on June 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Great looking dinner. Austin


  5. Posted by Gennette on June 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    One of your best !!


  6. Posted by Lilly on June 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I enjoy seafood over the summer.


  7. Posted by Haley on July 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

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


  8. Posted by Heather on July 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm

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


  9. Posted by Adam on July 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm

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


  10. Posted by Edie on July 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    What a beautiful picture. Very professional.


  11. Posted by Mike on July 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Better than a restaurant. Mike D.


  12. Posted by Jennifer on August 31, 2013 at 7:53 pm

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


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