Simplicity itself—and you can either grill or broil these zesty skewered scallops. Be sure to let them marinate for at least a couple of hours to develop flavor. The recipe comes from Eileen Weinberg of Good and Plenty to Go in Manhattan.
Cooking Methodbroiling, grilling
Total Timeunder 4 hours
OccasionCasual Dinner Party
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Textureherby, savory, sweet, tangy
Type of Dishskewer
- 2 pounds sea scallops
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Dash of salt and pepper to taste
- 2 limes, in wedges, for skewering
- Garnish: 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Mix the scallops, lime juice, oil, and seasonings together in a glass bowl and let marinate for at least 2 hours.
When you’re ready to cook, thread the lime wedges and scallops on skewers—1 lime wedge, then 3 scallops, etc.
Cook under the broiler or over a charcoal grill for 5 or 6 minutes, turning once.
Serve the skewers sprinkled with the cilantro.
1997 Frances McCullough