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Nutrition Facts

Calories 228
  Calories from Fat 73 (32%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(13%)Cholesterol 38mg
(23%)Sodium 544mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(42%)Protein 21g
* 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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Grilled Scallop Skewers


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 2 Tbs chopped basil

  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp chopped capers

  • 2 dozen olives, whole

  • 2 dozen cherry tomatoes

  • 6 oz leeks, washed, cut into 16-1/2-inch discs and blanched

  • 16 medium sized sea scallops (appx 1lb.)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 12-inch wooden skewers, soaked in warm water

These scallop skewers are a fresh alternative to traditional grilling fair.


  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, basil, olive oil, mustard and capers. Remove 1/4 cup of dressing, cover and set aside in the refrigerator.
  • String each skewer with an olive, cherry tomato, leek and scallop. Repeat pattern, finishing with one additional olives and cherry tomato. Brush with remaining lemon marinade, season with salt and pepper to taste and grill over a medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until slightly charred. Transfer cooked skewers onto a clean plate and drizzle with reserved lemon dressing.

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