Broiled Scallops

Background and History:

Broiled Scallops, a classic seafood dish, have been enjoyed for centuries by coastal communities worldwide. Scallops, known for their delicate, sweet flavor, are typically prepared by broiling, grilling, or baking. This method of cooking allows their natural taste to shine, making them a culinary delight.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5-7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat your broiler to high and position the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  • Rinse the scallops and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, and fresh lemon juice.
  • Place the scallops on a broiler pan or a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Brush the scallops with the butter mixture and season with salt and black pepper.
  • Broil the scallops for 5-7 minutes, or until they turn opaque and slightly browned.
  • Remove from the broiler and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve your Broiled Scallops hot with your favorite side dishes.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g

Notes:

  • Scallops cook quickly, so be attentive to avoid overcooking.
  • Broiled scallops pair well with rice, pasta, or a fresh salad.
  • This dish is naturally low in calories and a good source of protein.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients, especially seafood and dairy. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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