When she’s in the mood for a restaurant-worthy dinner at home, Lisa Mikus, R.D., C.N.S.C., C.D.N., reaches for ALDI’s wild-caught scallops. “They’re not only convenient for weeknight meals but are packed with nutrition,” says Mikus. “Scallops contain choline, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are important for brain health and function. ALDI scallops are also MSC-certified, meaning they were sustainably fished, making them an environmentally-conscious purchase,” she explains.
To cook, Mikus recommends patting the scallops dry then seasoning with salt and pepper. “Heat a skillet to medium-high and add your choice of oil or butter, then sear the scallops on one side and cook for 2-3 minutes or until a golden-brown crust develops,” she says. Flip the scallops and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the scallops are opaque. “The cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of the scallops,” she adds. “Add a squeeze of lemon and serve them on top of creamy asparagus cauliflower risotto, spicy polenta, or butternut squash puree.”