Instead of covering the scallops with a heavy sauce, this recipe calls for broiling them in honey and lime juice.
- 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
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)
- Total carbohydrate: 23 g
- Dietary fiber: 1 mg
- Sodium: 445 mg
- Saturated fat: 1 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.5 g
- Total fat: 4 g
- Cholesterol: 27 mg
- Protein: 14 g
- Calories: 185