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Nutrition Facts

Calories 161
  Calories from Fat 14 (9%)
(2%)Total Fat 2g
(1%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(19%)Cholesterol 56mg
(11%)Sodium 275mg
(18%)Potassium 617mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(58%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Broiled Scallops with Paprika


  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 1 1/2 lbs sea scallops

  • juice of 2 lemons

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 Tbs sweet paprika

Scallops are elegant and light and are never better than when broiled perfectly so that they are soft and tender on the inside and lightly crunchy on the outside. We season them with lemon and paprika for an elegant meal that goes best with a glass of wine and candlelight. Buy creamy-looking sea scallops from a merchant you trust. They must be fresh with virtually no odor. Avoid scallops that are bright, bright white, which means they have been soaked in a preservative solution. While harmless, the solution dilutes the scallop's already delicate flavor.


  • Preheat the broiler. Spray a broiling pan with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Rinse the scallops under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Lay the scallops in a single layer on the broiling pan and broil 2 inches from the heat source for 4 to 5 minutes, turning at least once, until lightly browned and cooked through and opaque. The scallops will cook quickly and should be watched closely.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the lemon juice, water, and paprika. Drizzle lemon juice sauce over each serving of hot scallops. Pass any leftover sauce on the side.

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