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Recipe: Broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce

Updated: 10-01-2009
Broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce

Dietitian's tip: Rather than creating a fatty lime sauce, this modified recipe coats the scallops in honey and lime juice and gently broils them.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1 pound bay or sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges

Directions

Preheat the broiler. Position the rack 4 inches from the heat source. Cover a broiler pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray generously with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice and oil. Add the scallops and toss gently to coat with the honey mixture.

Arrange the scallops in a single layer on the prepared broiler pan or baking sheet. Broil until opaque throughout when tested with a tip of a knife, about 5 minutes. Turn the scallops over and broil for another minute.

Divide the scallops onto 4 warmed plates. Pour any juices from the broiler pan or baking sheet over the scallops. Sprinkle with grated lime peel and serve with a lime wedge.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 199
  • Total carbohydrate: 22 g
  • Cholesterol: 37 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Sodium: 184 mg
  • Total fat: 4 g
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