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Recipe: Broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce

Medically reviewed on August 20, 2018

Serves 4

Dietitian Tip

Instead of covering the scallops with a heavy sauce, this recipe calls for broiling them in honey and lime juice.

Ingredients

  • 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

Heat 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 the 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)

Serving SizeAbout 4 ounces
Calories185
Carbohydrate23 g
Cholesterol27 mg
Fiber1 mg
Protein14 g
Sodium445 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2.5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat4 g

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