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Pesto Scallops with Bacon

This recipe seems pretty fancy, but is super-easy (especially if you already have some pesto in your freezer!).  So if you want to impress your spouse on a romantic evening, or have something extra-ordinary but quick, or just want to treat yourself, this is your recipe!  It probably would be good with shrimp and/or crab too.  And if your spouse isn’t Paleo, like mine, I poured half the scallop mixture over pasta for him.  Poor guy.

1 pound of scallops (I used bay because they were cheaper.  But if I wasn’t on a budget I would have gone for the larger sea scallops, they’re my favorite.), rinsed and patted dry with paper towels
4 slices of bacon, diced
1-2 zucchini, Julienne peeled
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup Easy AIP Pesto

Do you have a Julienne peeler?  If not, I recommend this one from Kuhn Rikon.  It’s a little pricey, but I make noodles now out of just about anything!  I also have a spiral slicer but it tends to make larger spirals than the Julienne peeler.  Which sometimes you want, but sometimes you don’t.  For this I wanted a small delicate noodle, so I went with the Julienne peeler.

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Start by getting your pan good and hot.  Then add the bacon and stir until starting to brown.

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Add the scallops.  They will cook quickly so make sure everything else is prepared before you add them.  Seriously, they cook in just a couple of minutes.

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Start stirring.  After a minute when the scallops seem mostly cooked, dump in the pesto.

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Stir to distribute the pesto, then add the zucchini noodles.

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Stir for another minute, then add the juice from 1/2 lemon.  Season with salt and pepper (if you tolerate) and enjoy!

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