Seared Scallops with Creamed Leeks and Bacon
Recipe type: Entree
Author: From "Sensational Seafood"
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 4
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  1. Trim leeks and slice thinly, place into a colander under running water to remove all the dirt. Drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add garlic and leeks, cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Add cream and increase heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally until reduced in volume by 2/3.
  3. While sauce is cooking, cook bacon in a second skillet until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Reserve 2 T of bacon grease. When sauce is reduced, add bacon to it and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Heat reserved bacon grease over high heat until smoking, add scallops. Cook, stirring frequently for two minutes. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide scallops evenly between plates and cover with sauce. Serve immediately.
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