Pan Seared Heart of Palm

In my last post I introduced you all to Heart of Palm in my vegetarian take on a Scampi Alfredo. I figured that I’d share a little more in detail on how I prepared the Pan Seared Heart of Palm in case you would like it as a standalone dish.

Pan Seared Heart of Palm

Heart of Palm is an interesting vegetable that I didn’t expect to turn out the way it had. I’ll admit that I when I first removed it from the can, I was a bit thrown off by its appearance. I did the typical “taste test” by licking it and smelling until I realized it really didn’t have a taste or odor.

Heart of Palm reminds me a bit of tofu because it take on whatever it is seasoned or flavored with. You can basically transform it however you wish.

And that’s all to it. It really doesn’t take a long time to prepare. It satisfied that fishy scallop craving I was having and turned out great. Give it a try!

Pan Seared Heart of Palm

Pan Seared Heart of Palm is the perfect replacement when looking to recreate scallops.
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients
1 can Heart of Palm
1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning Salt
1 tbsp butter
1/2 lemon
Garlic Powder and Pepper to taste

Instructions
1. Remove Heart of Palm from can and rinse excess salt off. Begin dicing into 1/2 inch rounds
2. Sprinkle seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic powder over Heart of Palm to taste
3. In a frying pan on medium-high heat, add your butter to melt a bit. Rotate pan to ensure it gets coated
4. Add Heart of Palm to pan and allow to sear all sides. Squeeze half of your lemon over top to get the juice
5. Allow Heart of Palm to continue to sear for 5-10 minutes or until each side is evenly browned

Notes
You can substitute the butter for an oil, but the butter gives it a little extra flavor

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