Thank you all for being here again! Today I would like to share with you all on How To Make Super Yummy Lemon Butter Scallops In Just 15 Minutes! This recipe is courtesy of Chungah, food blogger and creator of damndelicious.net.
In this recipe, animal saturated fats butter (but I preferred grass-fed unsalted butter for a healthy version of Lemon Butter Scallops) and seafood scallops were used. I would say that it is really a brilliant choice to combine these two healthy and essential saturated fats in this recipe! Besides, scallops are a great choice for bumping up the protein in a meal since they are low fat and low carb – they are essentially little bundles of protein! They also have a good amount of essential minerals such as iron, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. And here’s why saturated fats is good for you…
5 Key Benefits of Saturated Fat
Saturated fat, the second most essential sustainable energy-generating food that most people fear to take it or even fear to think about it. In fact, fat is the preferred fuel for human metabolism and a preferred fuel for the heart and has been for most of human evolution. Why?
- Fats are a major source of stable, densest source of energy as fat is a slow-burning fuel with 9 calories per gram, compares with carbohydrates and proteins that are 4 calories per gram, as the heart receives twice the amount of fuel per gram from fat as it does from carbohydrates.
- Human species has thrived quite effectively for two and a half million years, recognizes that human metabolism is pre-programmed by evolution to be primarily fat-based, the real preferred fuel. And nature placed fat for your benefit in the original natural foods: eggs, milk, butter, meat, and poultry.
- GOOD HEALTHY dietary cholesterol tends to suppress endogenous cholesterol synthesis and helps prevent atherosclerosis, and will NOT raise or affect your total blood cholesterol. In turn, when you do eat cholesterol, your bodies make less of it to help keep your blood cholesterol levels in balance.
- Fat is an “essential” nutrient. Essential because your body can’t make certain fats like the linoleic acid and alpha linoleic acid and they aren’t zero nutritional value if you chose the right fats to eat, and they should contains essential nutrients, such as choline, vitamin K2, and vitamin D.
- Fat contain one main ingredient that when most people hear of it will be afraid of and back off. What is that? Cholesterol. In fact, your body makes cholesterol when you don’t provide enough of it! Why cholesterol important?
-To maintain the integrity of your cell membranes
-To make synapses (connections) with other brain cells
-The precursor molecule for important hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, DHEA, cortisol, and pregnenolone to be made
–Interacts with sunlight to convert into all important vitamin D for us to have strong immune system and strong bones
Hence, the bottom line? You can’t live without cholesterol, as it happens to be one of the most important substances in the human body. After all, why should we fear of consuming it when there are already many recent published studies that have concluded that saturated fat intake likely has NO relation to heart disease, contrary to popular opinion.
How To Incorporate Good Saturated Fats Into Your Daily Life?
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (Recommended grass-fed butter)
- 1 pound scallops
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteFor the lemon butter sauce
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry.
- Season scallops with salt and pepper, to taste. Working in batches, add scallops to the skillet in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and translucent in the center, about 1-2 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
- To make the lemon butter sauce, melt 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve scallops immediately with lemon butter sauce, garnished with parsley, if desired.
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