This year my husband and I decided to celebrate New Years right. We waited until the kids went to bed and then made a special dinner with shrimp cocktail and a salad made with fresh scallops.

I pan seared my scallops in butter. Normally I would cook them on each side for about three minutes. These were gigantic scallops so I cooked them a little bit longer. If your unsure if your scallops are cooked all the way you can cut one in half and check that the color is even all the way through.

I made a dressing for my salad using
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons rice wine
1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

I laid my scallops on a bed of spinach and then poured my dressing over everything. The salad was delicious and a great way to help celebrate the New Year!