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Grilled Scallops

Grilled Scallops

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This is my Mom's easy recipe for scallop lovers. It is simple, quick, and delicious. The only tools you need are a grill and a grilling basket.

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  • Calories:
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 23.9 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 414 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice and salt. Place scallops in a large bowl, and toss with butter mixture. Let stand for about 2 minutes.
  3. Thread scallops onto skewers, or use a wire grill basket. Cook on preheated grill for about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Return butter mixture to saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and keep warm while scallops cook. Toss with grilled scallops and serve.
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Dina
82
6/9/2008

I have to say this is by far the best recipes I have found for scallops. I read all the reviews as I always do and yes there are postive and negative always but that didn't scare me away.I think the taste is fabulous. I use jarred lemon juice a little less then 1/4 cup, I use a butter subsitite,smart butter 1/3 cup, fresh parsley I grew,and the rest of ingrediants on the list.I kept mine in the simmered marinade juice for probably 5 or more minutes and let sit in a bowl after taking them out of juice prob 20 minutes before grilling because I didnt have skewers and hub went to the store to get them. I then reheated remaining marinade adding more butter and little more onion heated for another 5 to 10 min on simmer. Grilled the scallop on the grill 4 or so mins realizing they were sticking so I placed them in a disposable grill metal pan, and cooked a total of 8 more mins . They were absolutely perfect.I tested for doneness making sure white and right texture.I served mine over steamed white rice placed scallops on top poured on marinade that had simmered and a side of garlic broccoli. My hub ravved saying how good these were, better than a resturaunt and alot more of it. We used large sea scallops btw.Enjoy :)

FOCUSED ON FOOD
44
1/25/2004

This recipe was simply amazing and everyone loved it. It's simple enough to prepare, and tastes like you put a lot into it.I served with a loaf of french bread to soak up the leftover marinade. Instead of skewering the scallops and risking losing the smaller pieces, we put them in a double-sided grate with a handle on it. It makes it easier to turn them, and uses much less time than skewering.

MFTAYLOR2
39
1/25/2004

These were pretty good. I probably wouldn't make them again because they taste much like pan fried scallops in butter, therefore there was too much work to get that simple taste.