Recipes and Cooking Pan-Seared Five-Spice Scallops 4.0 (4) If you think scallops are just for special occasions, guess again. This easy scallop dinner cooks in just one pan and is ready in 20 minutes, so you can bring this restaurant favorite to your weeknight dinner menu. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 26, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound fresh or frozen sea scallops 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder Dash cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon sesame oil (not toasted) or peanut oil 1 10 ounce pkg. fresh baby spinach or kale 3 tablespoon diced cooked ham or cooked bacon pieces 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar Toasted sesame seeds (optional) Directions Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops; pat dry. In a plastic bag combine flour, five-spice powder, and cayenne pepper. Add scallops, shaking to coat. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add scallops; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until browned and opaque, turning once. Remove scallops. Add spinach and ham to skillet; sprinkle with the water. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until spinach starts to wilt. Drizzle with vinegar, toss to coat. Return scallops to skillet; heat through. If desired, sprinkle servings with sesame seeds. Serving Suggestion If desired, serve over hot cooked brown rice or quinoa. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 173 Calories 5g Fat 9g Carbs 22g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 173 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 41mg 14% Sodium 327mg 14% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Protein 22g Vitamin C 23.5mg 118% Calcium 95mg 7% Iron 2.8mg 16% Potassium 371mg 8% Folate, total 152.6mcg Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.