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Grilled Scallop And Orange Skewers Recipe

High-temperature cooking doesn’t work for everything, but it really works for scallops. The classic method is to sear them in a hot frying pan, but everything is cooler with grill marks, so why not take them outside over the coals?

Here, the scallops share skewer space with orange slices, and if that wasn’t enough orange for you, there’s also a quick basting sauce featuring orange juice and olive oil, with a little ginger for heat.

Grilled Scallop And Orange Skewers

Like most other types of seafood, scallops are full of nutrition, especially B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and the antioxidant mineral selenium, which is important for gut and thyroid health.

And they also have a surprising amount of calcium – even a small serving will give you 115mg of calcium, or 12% of the recommended daily amount.

Depending on where you are in the world, try this recipe to welcome the arrival of summer or to say a last goodbye to grilling season. The scallops are great over just about any salad greens you like, or even with a completely different vegetable if salad just isn’t your thing.

Grilled Scallop And Orange Skewers Recipe

SERVES: 4 PREP: 15 min COOK: 6 min

Ingredients

Grilled Scallop And Orange Skewers Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, and olive oil.
  3. Thread alternating orange slices and scallops onto the skewers.
  4. Season the skewers to taste with sea salt and ground pepper.
  5. Brush the skewers with the orange juice sauce.
  6. Grill the skewers for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, basting with the sauce constantly.
  7. Serve on a bed of lettuce.
Grilled Scallop And Orange Skewers Recipe
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Grilled Scallop And Orange Skewers Recipe

Leave your frying pan on the shelf and try this recipe for scallops on the grill instead, with some tasty orange slices to keep them company.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, orange, scallop, skewer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 118kcal
Cost 15

Ingredients

  • 12 sea scallops
  • 1 navel orange sliced, and segmented
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger minced
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Wood or metal skewers

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, ginger, and olive oil.
    1 tbsp. fresh ginger, Juice from 1 orange, 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Thread alternating orange slices and scallops onto the skewers.
    12 sea scallops, 1 navel orange, Wood or metal skewers
  • Season the skewers to taste with sea salt and ground pepper.
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Brush the skewers with the orange juice sauce.
  • Grill the skewers for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, basting with the sauce constantly.
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.3mg