Skewered Scallops with Honey-Grapefruit Drizzle

Skewered Scallops with Honey-Grapefruit Drizzle

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Rich-tasting scallops are even better when paired with the slightly bitter taste of grapefruit. Drizzled with honey and sprinkled with fresh mint and ginger, this salad feels fresh and flavorful in any season.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 8 fresh or frozen sea scallops (about 12 ounces total)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula or sliced fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh grapefruit sections, coarsely chopped


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  1. Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops and pat dry with paper towels. Thread one scallop on the end of eight 6- to 8-inch skewers. Sprinkle scallops with the salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine grapefruit juice, honey, mint and ginger. Set aside. Coat an unheated nonstick indoor grill pan with cooking spray. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add skewered scallops. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until scallops are opaque, turning once halfway through cooking. (Or to broil the scallops, coat the unheated rack of a broiler pan with cooking spray. Place skewered scallops on the rack. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until scallops are opaque, turning once halfway through cooking.)
  3. To serve, divide arugula among eight small appetizer plates. Top with coarsely chopped grapefruit. Place one scallop skewer atop arugula on each plate. Stir the grapefruit juice mixture to make sure honey is dissolved and drizzle evenly over the scallops.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 scallop, ¼ cup arugula, 2 tablespoons grapefruit, and about 2 teaspoons grapefruit drizzle
  • Per serving: 54 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 17 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 479 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 19 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 205 mg sodium; 162 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 lean protein, ½ other carbohydrate

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