Minted Lime Scallops

Minted Lime Scallops


  • 1 ½ pounds Sea scallops
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Lime juice
  • ¼ cup Green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Grated lime zest*
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/8 – ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup Fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 Ripe avocado, diced
  • Bibb or Boston lettuce


In a covered saucepan, gently poach scallops with garlic, vegetable oil and water for 3 to 4 minutes, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, remove scallops to a ceramic or glass bowl. Rapidly boil down liquid in a pan to about ¼ cup. Cool and combine this liquid with remaining ingredients, except avocado and lettuce. Pour over scallops in bowl. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Just before serving, peel and dice avocado. Toss gently with the scallops. Serve on lettuce garnished with additional mint sprigs.

*The zest is the colored part of the citrus peel with none of the bitter white membrane.

Minted Lime Scallops

Recipe Details

Yield/Servings: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 369

Calories from Protein: 32

Calories from Carbohydrates: 10

Calories from Fat: 56

Calories from Saturated Fat: 8

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