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Seared Scallops with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is 7 Freestyle points per serving, about 4 scallops and 1 cup mashed potatoes.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Seared Scallops with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 1.5 lbs scallops
  • 4 Tablespoons light butter
  • 1 cups onion chopped
  • 4 cups potatoes cubed (white or red)
  • cup half-and-half
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic salt or more if desired
  • 2 cups plain unsweetened Almond milk


  • In a large pot, heat at least 8 cups of water to boiling. Once it's boiling, add the potatoes and cook until the potatoes are tender and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water into a strainer. Using the same pot, add the drained potatoes back in and mash them. Add the garlic salt, garlic, Almond milk and half and half. Mix together and stir to make them soft.
  • Meanwhile, in a cast iron skillet, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Once it's hot, add the onions and scallops to the skillet. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Saute these for 8-10 minutes turning until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve 4 scallops with 1 cup of mashed potatoes.
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Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.4g | Protein: 27.3g | Fat: 20.4g | Saturated Fat: 10.3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 5.5g